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Examine the various obstacles to an energy secure India. How can the government ensure energy security while honouring its net zero commitments?

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

5. Examine the various obstacles to an energy secure India. How can the government ensure energy security while honouring its net zero commitments? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question: 

The Centre’s drive to plug power shortages must proceed with care. Relaxing bad loan norms or a knee-jerk expansion of nuclear capacity without proper cost analysis will be inadvisable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the various obstacles to energy security in India and ways to ensure energy security.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context regarding the energy security in the country.

Body:

First, write about the various impediments to India’s energy security – coal shortages, volatility of crude oil, increasing demand, climate commitments and lack of diversification of resources.

Next, write about ways to balance between clean energy commitments while balancing energy security.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.