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1) The paucity of health infrastructure at the cutting edge level will be the biggest stumbling block for POSHAN scheme. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

1) The paucity of health infrastructure at the cutting edge level will be the biggest stumbling block for POSHAN scheme. Discuss.(250 words)

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Why this question

The poor performance of India on nutrition parameters has been a source of much charging for the country and off late Global Nutrition Reports erc established what we already knew. In this backdrop, there are certain challenges which POSHAN scheme needs to overcome to achieve its aims. The article highlights those challenges which will help you build a critical perspective.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to first explain what do we understand by health infrastructure at cutting edge level and how they might turn out to be the biggest stumbling block for POSHAN scheme. Thereafter, we need to discuss the other potential challenges that the scheme faces. Finally, we need to end on a hopeful vision as to how these obstacles can be overcome.

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 POSHAN scheme.

Body

  • Explain what the question means when it uses the term that paucity of health infrastructure will be an obstacle. here discuss about the challenges faced by Anganwadi centres and workers
  • Examine whether there are other challenges also that the scheme will possibly face such as that there is much left to do in terms of achieving universalization of coverage and advanced service delivery
  • Thereafter, discuss the ways in which these challenges can be addressed

Conclusion – Emphasize on the importance of tackling the problems of under/malnutrition and discuss the way forward.