Page-27 of GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation

While differentiating between Area strip mining and Contour mining with respect to coal extraction, discuss which of them is more dangerous to environment and why.

Area Strip mining and Contour mining are two types of surface coal mining techniques. Area strip mining is a type of mining used on a flat terrain. In this, an earthmover strips away the overburden, and a power shovel digs ..

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In various parts of India, one or the other animal species are used as part of either tradition or for entertainment purpose. In this context, critically examine the issues arising out of cruelty against animals.

In various parts of India, one or the other animal species are used as part of either tradition or for entertainment purpose. In that process, the animals are put to torture and in some cases denied their basic needs. For ..

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Discuss the journey of Sikkim towards becoming India's first fully organic state. Do you think that Sikkim model can be emulated by the other states in country? Elucidate.

In January 2016, Sikkim officially became country’s first fully organic state i.e. the farmers in the state are using natural manure from cow in place of chemical fertilisers, pesticides or insecticides. When Sikkim started its organic programme in 2003, only ..

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Environmental impact assessment studies are increasingly undertaken before project is cleared by the government. Discuss the environmental impacts of coal-fired thermal plants located at Pitheads.

EIA or environmental impact assessments are a requirement under law in many instances, hence, they have become quite common. The location of coal-fired thermal plants is subject to guidelines by the Central Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Environment and ..

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Over-supply of nutrients can cause a condition of hypoxia in water bodies. Discuss the harmful effects of such a condition and ways to avoid it.

Eutrophication is the process in which a water body becomes fully enriched with nutrients primarily phosphates & nitrates runoffs from chemical fertilizers. The excessive growth of algae and plankton in a water body are indicators of this process.� The growth ..

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There is no Plan B because we do not have a Planet B. Explain the statement in the context of recent agreement of G20 Members to tackle ocean plastic waste.

The pollution caused by the single use plastics is affecting the environment. Therefore steps must be taken to reduce their use and explore sustainable alternatives. India has committed to beat plastic pollution by 2022. India has 7,500 km of coastline. ..

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