Topic – Environmental pollution and degradation
5) Pollution situation in Delhi is so grave that it can hardly be resolved by piecemeal steps such as the cracker ban. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question
The article discusses the grave situation of pollution in Delhi and analyzes the various steps taken by the government and the courts to tackle pollution and comments on their effectiveness. The article also touches upon the order of cracker bans in Delhi and whether such orders can salvage the situation in Delhi. Since pollution in Delhi remains in the news quite often, and there has been an important court judgement on this, hence this question needs to be prepared.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out the nature of scattered steps taken to tackle pollution, discuss pros and cons of such measures, examine whether such measures can help mend the situation and discuss the way forward.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give a brief overview of the situation of pollution in Delhi.
Body – Discuss the various steps taken by the government to tackle pollution such as odd even, tackling stubble burning , ban and now regulation of sale on crackers etc. Examine whether the above series of scattered steps have helped resolve the problem of pollution in Delhi. Discuss the shortcomings of such measures as highlighted in the article. Discuss measures through which the situation can come under control in Delhi.
Conclusion – Give a fair and balanced view and discuss way forward.