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1) India has a rich tribal art, replete with exclusivity but their commercialization has not been realised upto the desired  extent. Discuss the impediments faced in their commercialization and measures needed to overcome them.

Topic:  Social empowerment; Art and culture; Poverty and developmental issues

1) India has a rich tribal art, replete with exclusivity but their commercialization has not been realised upto the desired  extent. Discuss the impediments faced in their commercialization and measures needed to overcome them. (250 Words)

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Why this question

Tribal art offers huge scope for acting as an economic resource and a tool for socio-economic transformation of the tribals in India. The idea has been floated long ago but commercialization of these art forms has not been realised to the fullest potential. The erstwhile planning commission has also prepared a report over this issue. The question is indirectly related to GS-1 syllabus; Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. It is also related to GS-3 syllabus under the following heading; Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Key demand of the question

The question simply wants us to highlight and elaborate reasons behind poor level of commercialization of tribal art products and then suggest ways to increase their commercialization.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in length about impediments faced in full scale exploitation of tribal art products as commercial resources and suggest measures to overcome those impediments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- in the introduction, highlight in 1-2 lines, the potential of tribal art products as a commercial resource.

Body-  divide the body into two parts. In one part, discuss in points, impediments faced in full scale exploitation of tribal art products. In the other part, discuss the measures required to overcome the impediments.

Conclusion- in the conclusion part, mention the government initiatives undertaken in this regard and mention the need to strengthen them further by incorporating the suggestions provided in the answer.