Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation, Media
3) “National Policy on Biofuels 2018 is essentially a resolution but not a solution in itself”. Critically analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
The National Policy on Biofuels-2018 approved by the Government envisages an indicative target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol and 5% blending of bio-diesel in diesel by 2030.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must analyse National Policy on Biofuels 2018 and critically discuss in what way it is not an end in itself.
Critically 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Describe in brief the national biofuel policy 2018.
The answer must discuss the following aspects –
First discuss the salient features of national biofuel policy 2018.
Then discuss other than the policy what are the on ground requirements to propel the use of biofuels in India, discussion should debate about the availability of resources, technology etc. and justify that one policy alone would not change the energy scenario but a framework regulating the energy sector in a multi-pronged approach is the need of the hour.
Conclude with solutions.