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It is time for the Government to intervene in publicity of local products and strengthen rural-urban linkages and promote much needed non-farm employment, Discuss.

Topic:  Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

1. It is time for the Government to intervene in publicity of local products and strengthen rural-urban linkages and promote much needed non-farm employment, Discuss.(250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu Business Line 

Why this question:

The question is based on the article that highlights the importance of local products to strengthen the rural –urban linkages.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the current crisis facing the non-farm employment sector; discuss how local products can be game changers.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the current situation.

Body:

To start with, explain why the Covid crisis has hit the non-far employees badly. Explain the link of local products to various aspects of rural life and in what way it can lead to strengthening of rural-urban links. What steps should be taken by the government. Talk about GI tags to the rural products, taken hints from the article and give relevant examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.