Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
2) In recent years, suicide cases have received alarming attention, for they account for the majority of India’s health burden. Critically analyse the high suicide death rate in the country and how India is responding to this challenge?(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses in detail the recent rising incidences of suicide cases across the world thus necessitating us to analyse the challenge India is facing on this front.
Demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the problem of suicide and other mental ailments in India, the reason why Indian society is prone to it and assesses how we have responded to the challenge.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Quote facts from the article to set the background of the question.
Bring out the fact that suicide and mental ailments form a chunk of India’s disease burden, from data on suicide death rates, gather insights into the high suicide death rates in the country. Explain the reasons why suicide death rate is so high for India. Bring out the steps taken to deal with this challenge and discuss the way forward.
Conclude with both long-term and short-term solutions for the issue.