Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Issues relating to poverty and hunger”
3) “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from deprivation”. Comment. (250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to explain how poverty is a result of deprivations of different kind and for tackling poverty the key is to tackle those deprivations which cause it.
Comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Your opinion may be for or against, but you must back your argument with evidences.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain that Poverty and deprivation are related in the context of pursuing choices.When allowed to pursue choices with deprivation kept at bay,poverty may be slowly eradicate poverty.
- Explain the various forms of deprivation that lead to poverty. Talk about economic deprivation, employment deprivation, health deprivation, resource deprivation etc and draw the linkage between such deprivation
- Here only, you should also talk about the schemes/policies etc by the government to end such deprivations.
Conclusion – Effective implementation of schemes,subsidies reaching beneficiaries without leakages and capacity building towards creating supportive infrastructure will help reduce poverty and hunger to achieve the SDG Goals and create inclusiveness for reality.