Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
1. Migrants’ vulnerability is newly visible, but not new, do you agree? Critically analyse in the light of recent train accident of Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district.(250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The author talks about the Migrant issue especially the aspects of migrant vulnerability that has been an issue for longer than it is being imagined to be.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the nuances of migrant issues in India and specifically bring out the fact that the issue is not new to 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:
Present in short the recent train accident that took lives of migrants.
Start by explaining the ever-increasing uncertainty about the welfare of the vulnerable sections of the society, many of whom depend on daily wages for their sustenance – the migrant workers. Discuss their woes of the past till present. Highlight with suitable examples that justify the fact that the woes are not new. Suggest solutions to address these issues.
Conclude with way forward and what needs to be done.