Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
3) The negative impact of malnutrition on the population’s productivity remains undisputed in the country, in such a context present the current status of malnutrition in India and discuss measures proposed by the government in recent. (250 words)
Why this question:
The entire month of September 2019 is being celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah. This year the theme is Complementary Feeding. Thus it is important from exam point of view to discuss the nutrition scenario of the country.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the context of the question, discuss why there is prevalence of malnutrition in India, how is it associated with the productivity of the country and discuss what are the govt. initiatives being taken.
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:
Explain the reasons leading to malnutrition in the country.
Discuss in what way it affects the population and its productivity; explain with examples.
Then explain the recent initiatives – National nutrition mission, poshan maah etc.
Conclude with way ahead.