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By promoting the domestic production and consumption of biofuels, India can take advantage of its abundant agricultural resources, while reducing its dependence on imported petroleum products. Analyse.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

5. By promoting the domestic production and consumption of biofuels, India can take advantage of its abundant agricultural resources, while reducing its dependence on imported petroleum products. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The upcoming 14th Clean Energy Ministerial and Eighth Mission Innovation (CEM14/MI-8) conference, scheduled to take place in Goa from July 19-22, 2023, is likely to establish the Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA).

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of biofuels in energy security of the country and ways to achieve it.

Directive word:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining biofuels.

Body:

First, write about the various advantages associated with biofuels

Next, write about the importance of promoting the domestic production and consumption of biofuels – boosts manufacturing, reduces trade imbalances, and enhances energy security.

Next, write about the limitations of the above.

Next, write about the steps that are required for scaling up biofuels in general.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward.