Q.4)The National Biofuel Policy is a major initiative for India to enhance the goal of energy diversification. Critically analyze.

Why this question:

It is an important part of GS Paper III.

Key demand of the Question: 

Key concerns related to the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 and measures to address the concerns.


Critically analyze- The key to tackling this question is providing ample evidence to support the claims. Ensure that the analysis is balanced by shedding light on, and presenting a critique of, and alternative perspectives. Present extensive evidence taken from a varying range of sources.


Give a brief introduction about biofuels and the National Biofuel Policy, 2018 and what it deals with.


In the first part, mention the key provisions of the policy, why was there a need for the policy and benefits associated with it.

In the next part, mention the merits of the policy and the impact it will generate. Also mention how the policy can be a step in achieving SDG by 2030.

In the next part, mention the advantages and disadvantages of using biofuels.


Conclude with a balanced view on the National Policy on Biofuels.