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Bioremediation is a promising approach for cleaning up polluted environments, offering several advantages. However, it also has limitations and challenges that need to be considered. Examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. Bioremediation is a promising approach for cleaning up polluted environments, offering several advantages. However, it also has limitations and challenges that need to be considered. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: investopedia.com

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the different types of bio-remediation techniques and their advantages and limitations in cleaning up polluted environments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining bio-remediation and explain it briefly.

Body:

In brief, write about the different types of bio-remediation techniques like phytoremediation, mycoremediation, and microbial remediation, and how they work.

Next, write about the advantages of bio-remediation, such as being cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and non-invasive, among others.

Next, write about the limitations of bio-remediation, such as long timeframes, lack of predictability, and inability to remove certain pollutants, among others.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning about the potential of bio-remediation.