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Explain the policy challenges faced by India with respect to crude oil import and utilisation.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

5. Explain the policy challenges faced by India with respect to crude oil import and utilisation. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article brings to us the concerns around the fossil fuel and the policy dilemma associated with it.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the policy challenges faced by India with respect to crude oil import and utilisation.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining what the policy dilemma is before India with respect to fossil fuels.

Body:

First discuss the issues prevalent with respect to crude oil management.

Explain that the spread and speed of the destruction caused by climate change presents the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas a policy dilemma, if not a moral one.

Dilemma is how to redefine the supply-side priorities in the face of the imperatives of Atma Nirbharta (self Sufficiency) when about 85% fossil fuels are still imported.

Thus, there is a need to look into various measures that can be taken by the ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in order to bridge the demand supply gap.

Conclusion:

Suggest way forward.