Environmental Issues-Environmental Pollution and Degradation [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 6 - 12 of 23

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Question 6

Environmental Pollution and Degradation
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What are the steps taken by government to deal with the problem of stubble burning how far these measures will be useful in solving this issue?

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Road dust and pollution from heavy vehicles are primarily responsible for the pollution on Delhi and other urban centres the burning of paddy stubble by farmers to clear their fields for the next crop is considered to be responsible for of the smog.

  • To address this and under directions from the supreme court constituted environment pollution (preve…

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Question 7

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What are the consequences of illegal mining? Discuss the ministry of environment and Forest՚s concept of GO AND NO GO zones for coal mining sector.

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Deforestation is the major environmental problem by the illegal mining.

  • Toxic waste can be a very harmful effect of illegal mining.
  • The mining near to the water bodies which will pollute with the chemicals, it poison to the water and the fish it can also disturb beautiful coral reefs.
  • Land will lose its fertility; because of chemicals involved in the …

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Question 8

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The pollution problem is not merely a technological issue, but a social concern comment.

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Air pollution is a silent killer in India. Mainly in the northern belt.

  • Of the world՚s population lives in India but the country bears of the global disease burden due to air pollution.
  • Over 12.4 lakh deaths in India attributed to air pollution in 2017 were of individual under the age of 70.
  • Out of top 10 polluted cities in the world 7 cities are fr…

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Question 9

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Why do environmentalist regards asbestos and polythene as pollutants.

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Anything make our environment dangerous for life are called pollutants.

  • Asbestos and polythene are two Non biodegradable materials.
  • when left to decay they do not degrade as other biotic elements do with the rest of the environment.
  • They stay in their present form for long enough releasing toxins slowly into the atmosphere.
  • Even getting into our food c…

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Question 10

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Analysis of the Central Pollution Control Board՚s AQI bulletin archives has revealed that the air quality has clearly deteriorated across the northern-Gangetic plain. Examine the causes and consequences. (200 Words)

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  • The northern Indian plains have again come into focus as one of the globe՚s most-polluted regions, with nine of the world՚s 20 most polluted cities in the 2016 WHO urban air pollution database from this swathe of land.
  • it՚s a confluence of factors to make this region so foul with geography, climate, population, agricultural practices as…

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Question 11

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Critically comment on the environmental policy that is being followed in India to raise forest cover to 33 % of the geographical area. (250 Words)

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India has increased its total forest cover by 1 % to around 24 % but the target of 33 % is still a distant dream. So, there is a need to analyse the measures taken by the government.

Government Approach:

India has enacted many legal acts to make sure the forest cover increases like:

  • The forest rights act 2006.
  • CAMPA act.
  • National environmenta…

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Question 12

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While supporting the mitigation efforts to reduce impact of climate change and global warming, adaptation projects aimed at helping people adapt to climate change effects also needs to be encouraged. Discuss. (250 Words)

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  • There are two main policy responses to climate change: mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation addresses the root causes, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climatic changes. Both approaches will be necessary, because even if emissions are dramatically decreased in t…

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