Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
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.
1) Critically Analyse the effect that implementation of National Rural Livelihoods Mission would have on transforming lives of women in the country. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article explains how National Rural Livelihoods Mission can help in transforming women’s lives.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss the aspects of National Rural Livelihoods Mission in general and explain the impact that it can have on the lives of the women in the country.
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 judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Start by highlighting that the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), implemented by the ministry of rural development with financial support from the World Bank, promotes SHGs amongst poor rural women.
Explain the key features of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM).
Highlight the issues and challenges associated with women livelihood in India.
Explain how the NRLM attempts to address these seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Conclude with the overall impact of the programme.