TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, and Human Resources.
5) Agreeing to the recently released National milk sample safety quality survey, contamination in milk is a more severe problem than adulteration. Discuss. (250 words)
Why this question:
National milk sample safety quality survey has been released by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). The “most comprehensive and representative” milk safety and quality survey has demolished the perception of large-scale milk adulteration in India.
Key demand of the question:
One has to debate upon the fact that in India, contamination in milk is a more severe problem than adulteration. Suggest solutions to it by providing a brief analysis of the issue.
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:
In brief highlight the findings of the survey.
First quote the Key findings of the report.
FSSAI has claimed that the quality of milk in the country is largely safe. However, it has added that contamination due to Aflatoxin M1 and Antibiotic residues is a more serious problem than adulteration.
Explain in detail the concerns associated.
Suggest what should be the way forward to handle the situation.
Conclude by suggesting solutions.