Page-29 of GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation

Punjab is faced with a sharp decline in the groundwater. What in your opinion can prevent the state from further depletion of the precious resource which has already become a source of concern for the country?

Punjab is faced with a depletion in groundwater. Recent reports have suggested that if the current rate of exploitation is not checked the state will be pushed to be a desert in the future as the water table will fall ..

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How will the Golden Langur species benefit from the MGNREGA scheme?

Ever since the launch of the MGNREGA or the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, in 2005, it will for the first time have non-human beneficiaries in form of golden langur in the Bongaigaon district of western Assam. A ..

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What is the cause of the increase in the frequency of wildfires at the Bandipur Reserve?

Wildfires have become a common occurrence at the Bandipur Forest Reserve which has alarmed the environmentalists about the long-term damage which the same can cause to the natural ecosystem of Nilgiri Hills. The latest in the series was caused by ..

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While carbon pricing is considered an effective policy tool to curb carbon emissions and transition to cleaner sources of energy, there are several economic and social challenges associated with its implementation in the Indian context. Do the perceived challenges outweigh the environmental benefits of carbon pricing in India? Examine.

Carbon pricing aims to internalize the negative externalities of carbon emissions by imposing a price on goods based on their carbon footprint. This creates an incentive for industries and consumers to switch to lower-carbon alternatives. However, in India, carbon pricing ..

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