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Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development & EIA

Environment & Disaster Management ( Mains GS 3 )


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All UPSC previous year questions - both mains and prelims - related to this topic: this section is under updation!

2016

Rehabilitation of human settlements is one of the important environmental impacts which always attracts controversy while planning major projects. Discuss the measures suggested for mitigation of this impact while proposing major developmental projects.(Q. No. 14, CSE 2016, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2014

Should the pursuit of carbon credit and clean development mechanism set up under UNFCCC be maintained even through there has been a massive slide in the value of carbon credit? Discuss with respect to India's energy needs for economic growth(Q. No. 13, CSE 2014, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2014

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.(Q. No. 15, CSE 2014, 200 words, 12.5 Marks)


2014

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.


2013

What are the consequences of Illegal mining? Discuss the Ministry of Environment and Forest's concept of GO AND NO GO zones for coal mining sector. (Q. No. 19, CSE 2013, 200 words, 10 Marks)


2013

What are the consequences of Illegal mining? Discuss the Ministry of Environment and Forest’s concept of GO AND NO GO zones for coal mining sector. (200 words)


2012

What is Perma culture? Give at least three common examples where perma culture concepts are being put to use. (in not more than 100 words each)


2012

Explain the concepts “Environmental Sustainabilty” and “Sustainable Development of People”. (more than 50 words each)


2012

Explain briefly the “Clean Development Mechanism” as provided under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). (more than 50 words each)


2010

List any eight 'Ramsar' wetland sites located in India. What is the 'Montreux Record' and what Indian sites are included in this Record? (in about 150 words each)


2010

In the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), distinguish between ‘Annex I’ and ‘Annex II’ countries. (in not more than 50 words each)


2010

What is phytoremediation? Discus is applications. (in about 150 words each)


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