Op-Ed Focus: 18 Jan, 2017

By Atul Roy|Updated : January 18th, 2017

Article: Cities at crossroads: Not letting it go waste

This article describes the prospects of using waste to energy plants for energy generation inplace of incineration plants which are inefficient, environmentally hazardous and dangerous.

Link: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/cities-at-crossroads-not-letting-it-go-waste-4479174/

Now try and answer the following questions:

  1. What are the different ways of waste disposal methods used in Indian cities? How is waste to energy a better way of waste disposal?
  2. What are the environmental hazards associated with incinerator plants? How are waste to energy plants an improvement over them?
  3. What is co-generation? How can biomass co-generation solve the problems of energy as well as pollution?

Points to ponder:

  1. What are the different environmental problems Indian cities are facing? What can be the effective methods to solve them?
  2. How does migration affect the carrying capacity of cities? What are the methods to solve the problem of in migration in cities?


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