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Do you think an inclusion model for migrants that draws upon data based from Aadhaar can change the social and economic story of migrants in independent India? Comment.

Topic:  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.

4. Do you think an inclusion model for migrants that draws upon data based from Aadhaar can change the social and economic story of migrants in independent India? Comment.(250 words)

Reference:  Live Mint 

Why this question:

The author highlights the dismal picture of migrants and the crisis they are undergoing owing to the Covid situation in the country.

Key demand of the question:

Evaluate the need to identify an Aadhaar based system that would enable policy makers to design an inclusionary model and thus enable a change in the social and economic story of migrants in independent India.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the issue of Migrants in the country.

Body:

To start with, explain that the social and economic story of independent India has been intertwined with migration. India has the world’s largest emigrant population, several hundred million domestic migrants, and a large immigrant population. Explain the idea of applying Aadhaar to manage the issue, discuss the possibilities of designing policies focusing on migrants through right data, technology for services etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting solutions and emphasize that migrant issues should be urgently looked into in the country.