DMPQ-. Define the concept of Eco Tax. Also mention how it’s relation with covid-19 pandemic and it’s impact on economic growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries all over the world to rethink climate change and the need for preservation of the environment. Fiscal reforms for managing the environment are important, and India has great potential for revenue generation in this aspect. Environment regulation, may take several forms: command and control; economic planning/urban planning; environmental tax … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the significant of installing smog towers to fight against Air Pollution. Also mention the challenges associated with them.

Two new smog towers have been recently inaugurated in Delhi. Bengaluru and Chandigarh also installed smog towers this year. Mumbai’s clean air plan indicates a financial requirement of ₹25 crore for installing air filtration units at major traffic intersections in the city. Benefits of Smog Towers The Delhi government claims that the newly installed smog … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the challenge of water Management in India. Mention India’s Water Management practices and impact of Climate change on them.

India’s rapid urban growth is putting pressure on its public service arrangements  especially its management of water and sanitation services. • The safe and reliable availability of water and sanitation proved to be the first line of defence against the scourges of COVID-19. The supply-demand gap is expected to widen by 50 per cent by … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the various effects of E-Wastes on Environment.

E-waste or Electronic waste is any electrical or electronic equipment that’s been discarded. This includes working and broken items that are thrown in the garbage or donated to a charity reseller, their components, consumables, parts, and spares.  E-waste is particularly dangerous due to toxic chemicals that naturally leach from the metals inside when buried. Contamination … Read more

DMPQ-Write an essay on Transition towards Green Technology.

.  India has slowly begun to realise pollution is not only causing environmental degradation but it is also a fundamental threat to growth and development. • If not taken seriously and contained, it will have a deep impact on the economy. There is an inevitable demand for clean technologies. Major developments in clean energy technology … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss India’s Challenges towards the transformation from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A recent ‘Council for Energy, Environment and Water’ (CEEW) report has highlighted the challenges to India’s transformation from a fossil-fuel-dependent economy to one based on renewable energy. There is the major constraint of finance. The transformation will involve massive high-cost, high-risk, long-gestation investments. There is little fiscal space for large public investment in renewables, while … Read more

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