Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3. Regardless of present challenges, the latent resources of the north eastern region can add to the development goals of the country. Elaborate.(250 words)
Why this question:
Article highlights the true potential of the North East region and in what way it can add to the development goals of the country.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must capture the significance of NER and the richness of resources it is endowed with and in what way this fact can truly contribute to the country’s development goals.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss the importance of NER in general.
Firstly, trace the developments from ‘Look East Policy’ of 1991 to to ‘Act East Policy’ of 2014.
Explain that the entire region with rich soil types, sufficient rainfall and diverse agro-climatic conditions is home to unique organic agri-produce with untapped export potential. This produce, its grading, packing, processing and marketing will be the dynamic key differentiators for NER someday.
Discuss various aspects of the NER and its actual potential.
Explain the challenges involved; discuss policies and schemes that have been chalked out to address these issues.
Conclude that NER and its potential have a greater role to play in achieving the dream of $5 trillion economy by 2024.