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Emphasis on biofuels will pave the way for Make in India drive thereby leading to reduction in import of petroleum products and give an impetus to Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming ‘energy independent’ by 2047. Analyse.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

4. Emphasis on biofuels will pave the way for Make in India drive thereby leading to reduction in import of petroleum products and give an impetus to Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming ‘energy independent’ by 2047. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of biofuels in energy security of the country.

Directive word:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining biofuels.

Body:

First, write about the various advantages associated with biofuels

Next, write about the National Biofuel Policy, 2018 – to propel the use of biofuels in India, discussion should debate about the availability of resources, technology etc. and justify that one policy alone would not change the energy scenario but a framework regulating the energy sector in a multi-pronged approach is the need of the hour.

Next, write about the recent amendment to the National Biofuel Policy, 2018 and concerns associated with scaling up biofuels in general.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward.