Topic – indigenization of technology and developing new technology
7) What were the objectives of the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)? Comment on the recent NGT decision to grant clearance for this project?(250 words)
Why this question
The article discusses the recent NGT decision to grant approval to Indian National Observatory Project. INO is a project that would have immense advantages for science research but unfortunately the project has been in a state of limbo owing to public grievances, questions over its environmental impact etc. Now that clearance has been given to the project it is important to revise INO.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out the objectives of INO in the first part. Thereafter, it expects us to comment on NGT’s decision to grant approval to this project, which means we have to first explain the controversy surrounding this project and discuss the impact of NGT’s decision to grant clearance to this project.
Comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Your opinion may be for or against, but you must back your argument with evidences.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain about INO project
- Discuss the objectives of INO such as Use in the study of neutrino produced by cosmic rays in the earth’s atmosphere and having mass or not for measurement and experiment purposes, in the development of detector technology etc
- Bring out the controversies surrounding INO – like environmental issues and safety issues
- Comment on the impact of the NGT verdict as to how completion of the project would enable India to be at the forefront of research
Conclusion – Give your view on the decision and mention the way forward for the project.