Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
5) Analyse the reasons behind India’s problem of e-waste and provide an account for the ineffectiveness of the rules.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article provides a closer look at the menace of e-waste that India is facing.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must look into the reasons leading to the problems of e-waste with special emphasis on the ineffectiveness of rules and regulations dealing with it.
analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss in brief what you understand by e-wastes, how are they generated etc.
Introduce briefly e-waste problem through relevant facts.
Enumerate causes of e-waste.
Describe the reasons for the failures of e-waste guidelines to control the problem.
Explain that when E-waste are dismantled and disposed unscientifically, they release extremely harmful gases or large particulates into environment causing hazardous air pollution causing severe health hazards.
Thus, there is need to implement the E-waste management rules 2016 effectively and deal with the problem of e-waste more holistically with proper monitoring mechanisms in place.
Conclude by suggesting way ahead, suggest solutions at policy level, technology level etc.