Think, Learn & Perform (TLP) – UPSC GS Mains [Day 22]

  • September 20, 2015
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Note- Click on the Questions to write answers. Password– TLP2015

Word Limit- 220

From now onward we will follow these guidelines for sustainable run of this initiative. 

  • For every question we will try our best to review ‘ONE BEST ANSWER and ONE NOT SO GOOD’
  • Why ONE BEST- So that for everyone it act as reference for improvement.
  • Why ONE NOT SO GOOD– So that others can realize and correct their mistakes

For everyone to get reviews we have zeroed on following scheme of reference:

Marking Scheme



  • Best Answer
  • Within Word Limit
  • Brilliant Structure & writing style along with super content
  • This is the answer, others have to look for as a bench mark other than our Synopsis and Review


  • Very Good answer
  • A bit of improvement is required
  • Do look for this answer for additional points and different approach if any


  • Decent Answer
  • Word Limit Exceeded
  • Some improvement in structure but content wise very good


  • Poor answer/average
  • Word Limit Exceeded
  • Needs lot of improvement


  • Very Poor answer/below average
  • Structure wise, content wise, writing style wise

1) Saumitra Committee recommendations propose for the shift towards alternate fuels to reduce India’s dependence upon petrol and diesel. Critically examine the recommendation and suggest a way forward.

2) “Conservation is best achieved by those who know the forest”. In the light of the statement, critically discuss the present status and issues related with Forest Right Act.

3) Trace the differences in Kasturirangan and Gadgil’s report on the demarcation of ESA in the Western Ghats region. Is Kasturirangan’s report a diluted version of Gadgil report? Critically examine.

4) Write a note on structure, functioning and performance of Coastal Zone Management Authorities (CZMAs)

5) Is National Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) synonymous to the concept of ‘Green India’? Comment

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