The IAS Main 2013 is round the corner from 2 December, 2013. The Scheme of Exam is recently notified by the UPSC. The IAS Main will be conducted on New Pattern and hence a new set of approach will be required to face this challenge. In the recent times the significance and importance of Environment topics has been increased significantly.
The National Developmental Programmes as well as the International Scenario is taking the Environment threat very seriously and hence the programmes of the Environment and the Ecological Development are taking the front seat in the International Conferences as well as in the Government Policies. The Government is toeing the boundaries set up by the International Conferences and Conventions.
The Government is taking the note of the situation and is negotiating with its own terms. We have raised the issue of Per Capita Emission of fossil Fuel and we are bargaining more time to limit our emissions so that we can have a window period for the development.
Some of the important points to be noted for the Answer writing of IAS Main Answers related to the Environment and Ecology:
• The candidates should write in a comprehensive manner about the Environmental and Developmental Priorities.
• The candidates should first write about the Environmental problems around the world because there are no boundaries for Air, Water, Space and the Likes. But at the same time he should also raise the Indian concerns of Growth.
• The candidate should balance his facts and Figures in the Light of India’s stand in the International Arena.
• The candidates should update themselves with the latest conferences and conventions related to the Environment and Ecology.
• The candidates should write in such a way that his concerns for the Environment and Development should reflect in his writing.
• Always try to relate the Development suggestions balancing with the Environmental concerns.
• Always link the Developmental Issues with Disaster Management as our government is pursuing the Planning on the same lines.
• Recent Catastrophes in Uttarakhand and Odisha are the examples which reinforce the need of the Development and Environment connectivity.
• Keeping in mind the word limit the candidates should prioritise the conventions and conferences (in Reverse Chronological order) and their outcomes so that they can put them in their answer at right place.
• The candidates should make a table of the International Conventions related to different Environmental issues and should keep a tab on those to which India has ratified. They should mention those ratified conventions in their examples.
Jagranjosh.com wishes all the candidates very best of Luck!