Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
6. A timely green stimulus can address air pollution, generate surplus power, create jobs, do you agree? Comment. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article explains in what way a timely green stimulus can address air pollution, generate surplus power, create jobs.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the importance of green stimulus and explain in what way it can address air pollution, generate surplus power, create jobs etc.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start with what you understand by Green stimulus.
Discuss in detail the elements of Green Stimulus.
Talk about the procurement of crop wastes; the burning of rice crop residue in northern India will create an air pollution crisis. This can be avoided by procuring all the crop waste at a remunerative price. The waste can be converted into briquettes, which can be substituted for coal in thermal power stations.
Demand for EVs will not pick up till a critical mass of charging infrastructure is available, and the investment in charging stations would not generate returns —a classic chicken and-egg conundrum.
Decentralized solar procurement, decentralized gas-based economy etc.
Conclude with importance of such stimulus.