Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
4. India is on the brink of a Covid-induced waste crisis, Discuss the concerns associated with biomedical waste crisis facing the country. (250 words)
Reference: Hindustan Times
Why the question:
The article presents to us the dismal affair of biomedical waste management in the country. And point out the fact that sanitation workers are contracting Covid-19.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain the biomedical waste management system that exists in the country; bring out how the Covid-19 is inducing the crisis further.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Introduction of answer can be either definition based or statistics based.
Discuss the reasons for the current biomedical waste management crisis. Present the case of COVID-19 waste mismanagement, lack of realization of rules meant for the waste management. Present an example say any metro city or Delhi. Where sanitation workers are suffering and reporting more positive cases. Explain what needs to be done.
Conclude with way forward.