Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
6) The pollution problem in NCR is more complex than it seems on the outside. Critically Analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
Beginning Monday, the odd-even scheme for automobiles plying in Delhi will kick in. Coincidentally, the weekend preceding it saw a steep deterioration in the air quality index or AQI in the city; forcing Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to declare a public health emergency on Friday as a desperate measure to contain the silent killer.
Key demand of the question:
One must bring out the concerns of air pollution problem facing the capital and provide for a critical analysis of what needs to be done to contain the situation.
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 judgment.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate scenario in the capital with respect to pollution problem.
Explain the problem in detail – The NCR pollution problem is partly because of the nature of its topography.
Suggest solutions to the issue – Experts have long been making a case for public transport. The assumption among policy planners is that the Metro Rail, has been critical in addressing transport woes of NCR’s working population, especially women and is the best solution.
The only freebie that matters is clear air; and our politicians who always aver the cause of the poor should remember that like income inequality pollution is hardest on those at the bottom of the pyramid.