2) Discuss the impact of India’s developmental journey on its tribal population?(250 words)

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2) Discuss the impact of India’s developmental journey on its tribal population?(250 words)

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Why this question

The scheduled Tribes form an important component of India’s population who are settled in areas where minerals are present, deep forests which are used for commercial purposes etc. The impact of India’s developmental journey on its tribal population is controversial and needs to be discussed in detail.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to discuss the impact that the developmental projects undertaken in India such as dam construction, mineral exploration etc have had on the tribal population of India. We need to highlight both the good and the bad and discuss the way forward.

Directive word

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain about the presence of tribal population in India, the areas they inhabit , the issues they face etc

Body – Discuss how the various developmental projects undertaken have impacted the progress of tribal population in India. We have to highlight the positive points such as how much of that development has transformed into improvement in developmental indicators. We can take the help of reports of committees such as virginius xaxa committee to highlight the impact.

Conclusion – We need to give our view on the impact and discuss way forward.