Topic: Government Budgeting. Investment models.
3. Highlight the importance of rebuilding the village economy in the current times while throwing light on the relevance of gram Swaraj .(250 words)
Reference: Hindustan Times
Why this question:
The author brings out the dire need of ensuring the safety and the well-being of the poor and marginalized living in urban agglomerations in the current conditions.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the importance of rebuilding the village economy in the current times while throwing light on the relevance of gram Swaraj.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining the importance of village economies in general for the economic health of the nation.
Discuss the current situation; explain how large employment centers such as Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad are struggling to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Discuss the issue of poor and migrants. Then discuss the concept of Gram Swaraj of Mahatma Gandhi and explain the applications of it in the current situation. His pioneering idea of Swaraj or self-rule emanated from the very foundation of the Indian society, its villages, and implied self-reliance. Gandhi envisioned his ideal village as a self-sufficient republic – independent of its neighbors for its own wants, and, yet, interdependent for those dependent on it.
Conclude with importance.