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Nano urea, being a relatively new concept, also presents its own set of challenges and considerations for the government in the context of being an effective fertilizer in India. Examine.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. Nano urea, being a relatively new concept, also presents its own set of challenges and considerations for the government in the context of being an effective fertilizer in India. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The Union government on Wednesday notified the use of Nano Urea Plus for a period of three years. The use of Nano Urea has been controversial due to its claim of efficiency and inadequate field trials.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the nano urea, potential and challenges with respect to it.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly give the context of nano urea.

Body:

In the first part, write about its potential as fertilizer in India.

Next, write about challenges associated with it – higher cost compared to conventional urea, regulatory approval requirements, and the need for farmer education and awareness etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.