Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
3) How far can the idea of electric vehicles help tackle the air pollution problem in India? Don’t you think it can no longer be tackled with short term, reactive solutions but long term multi-pronged solutions? Critically analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of discussing Air pollution and its effects on health, environment and economy, need of the hour.
Demand of the question:
The answer must relate the recent moves taken by government such as FAME-II etc. to promote electric vehicle mobility and the impact that it has on air pollution and to what extent it alone can prove to be a good fix, one must evaluate the short term versus long term fixes.
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:
In brief discuss the electric vehicle policies that have been recently adopted and promoted by the govt.
The answer must first discuss the serious issue of air pollution in the country.
Then discuss the context of electric vehicles, the government’s vision to promote it and then with hints and clues from article discuss how this can not be a solution alone and that the problem would require a multi-pronged approach.
Suggest other solutions and appreciate the efforts of the EV mobility policies at the same time.