India’s dependence on oil could well be described as the chink in its armour. In light of the statement above, discuss how India could leverage science and technology to end its dependence on oil? (15 Marks)

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  • India’s dependence on oil has always been its weakness which has always exposed it to security threats and economic threats whenever the region from which it’s oil come turns turbulent.
  • In the intro part of the answer describe how science could help India wean away from oil.
  • In the main body of the answer describe the new developments like electric cars, development of battery technologies, fuel cells, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, nuclear energy, etc. and how all these could help India to reach the goal. Also, describe some initiative launched by the Government in this direction.
  • Conclude the answer on a positive note that the said initiatives could help India in reducing its dependence.

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