General Studies I
What are the possible limitations of India in mitigating the global warming at present and in the immediate future?
1. Appropriate alternate technologies are not sufficiently available
2. India cannot invest huge funds in research and development
3. Many developed countries have already set up their polluting industries in India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
|A||1 and 2 only|
|C||1 and 3 only|
|D||1, 2 and 3|
For now, India has other priorities like poverty elimination and infrastructure. In comparison to developed nations, India can not invest huge funds in research and development.
Lack of enforcement and monitoring of regulations related to environment also make the industrialising countries in Asia a lucrative place to set up polluting industries. Developed countries have outsourced their polluting industries to developing countries, for example lead contained scraps, digital equipment dumping etc. However, it cannot determine whether these industries contribute directly to the global warming.