Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
3. Should India consider phasing out nuclear power as a source of energy? Examine the risks associated with nuclear power and the potential benefits of transitioning to renewable energy sources. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The article discusses whether India should consider phasing out nuclear power as a source of energy.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about potential and limitations of nuclear energy in India and benefits of transitioning to other renewable sources.
Structure of the answer:
Start with prospects of nuclear energy in general.
First, write about the potential of nuclear energy in India and India’s progress so far with respect to it as well its role in energy security of India.
Next, write about risks associated with nuclear energy and highlight with examples why we shouldn’t depend completely on nuclear. Cite examples to substantiate.
Next, write about the benefits of transitioning to renewable energy sources.
Conclude by writing a way forward.