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7) People’s Ganga Bill (PGB) gives an alternate but same solutions for Ganga rejuvenation as the draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic -Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management.

7) People’s Ganga Bill (PGB) gives an alternate but same solutions for Ganga rejuvenation as the draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill. Analyze.(250 words)

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Why this question

The article discusses and contrasts the PGB, a set of principles and provisions proposed as an alternative to the recently mooted Ganga bill.

Directive word

Analyze- here we  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, and present them as a whole in a summary.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to discuss about the PGB as proposed by the civil society members and bring out how it proposes alternate provisions to the draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill.

Structure of the answer:

Write a few introductory lines about the People’s Ganga Bill E.g PGB suggests that studies be conducted to assess “Gangatva”, which the PGB’s proponents define as restoring the special properties of the river’s sediments to provide it the ability to kill bacteria etc.

Body

  1. Discuss about the PGB proposed by the civil society members and also discuss how it proposes alternative provisions to the draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill E.g Civil society organisations and activists want the Centre to shut down hydroelectric power projects in the Alaknanda, Mandakini, Pinder, Dhauli Ganga streams in the Himalayas to let the Ganga flow freely and also declare these streams, like the Bhagirathi, eco-sensitive zones; Their demand is to ensure more water flows into the river and there are fewer interruptions; delineating the river in four zones—National Ganga River, primary zone (the headstreams), secondary zone (food plain area and the area of the main stream from Devprayag to Gangasagar) and buffer zone (Ganga basin area including primary and secondary zones)—and specific zonal policies to restore aviralta. For nirmalta, they want fresh identification of sources of pollution and continuous monitoring of sewage treatment plants etc. Discuss the differences in quantum of punishments and bring out other significant differences etc.
  2. Discuss how both the documents are same in the sense that their limitations etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.

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