47. Reading Skills Comprehension: Industrial Pollution

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INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION

(N.D.A. 1994)

Read the Passage carefully and answers the following Questions:-

As far as industrial pollution is concerned, while a commendable job has been done by the department of environment in making environmental impact assessment studies and ensuring that new big industries have built-in systems for pollution abatement and control, the problem of controlling pollution caused by small new units and existing plants has so far eluded solution.

The 1986 Act has undoubtedly given greater legal powers to State Pollution Boards and other concerned authorities to penalize offenders. However, it must be recognized that punitive action alone will not suffice. If we are really serious about controlling industrial pollution, the carrot must be used along with the stick.

 1. The problem of controlling industrial pollution remains unsolved because

 (a) offenders are not punished.

(b) State Pollution Boards and other concerned authorities haven’t got sufficient legal powers to deal with the offenders.

(c) the problem has not been dealt with in a comprehensive manner.

(d) the industrialists are not cooperating with the government.

2. In order to control industrial pollution

(a) existing plants without pollution abatement and control systems should be closed down.

(b) no new small units should be allowed to come up.

(c) no new big industries should be allowed to come up.

(d)only such new big industries should be allowed to come up that have built-in-systems for pollution control.

3. Industrial pollution can be controlled only when the roles of women

(a) State Pollution Boards and other concerned authorities are given more legal powers to deal with the offenders.

 (b) the policy of reward and punishment is introduced.

(c) no small units are allowed to come.

(d) existing plants without pollution abatements and control systems are closed down.

4. The author feels that the 1986 Act

 (a) is of immense help in controlling industrial pollution

(b) deters offenders

 (c) is not of much help industrial pollution

(d) gives more legal powers to State Pollution Boards and other concerned authorities.

ANSWERS:-

1. (c)

2. (d)

 3. (b)

4. (d)

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