Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
6. Account for the issues related to stubble burning. Discuss in what way effective policy measures can convert crisis of stubble burning into opportunity. (250 words)
Reference: Financial Express
Why the question:
The question is premised on the issue of Stubble burning that alarms the northern India every year.
Key Demand of the question:
Account for the issues related to stubble burning and discuss in what way effective policy measures can convert crisis of stubble burning into opportunity.
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:
Explain what you understand by Stubble burning.
Stubble burning is the act of setting fire to crop residue to remove them from the field to sow the next crop.
Discuss the factors responsible for it such as – the precarious economic condition of farmers doesn’t allow them to use expensive mechanized methods to remove stubble, burning is the cheapest and fastest way to get rid of the stubble etc.
Discuss briefly the effects of the stubble burning.
Then move onto discuss effective policy measures that can convert crisis of stubble burning into opportunity. Take hints from the article.
Conclude with way forward.