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‘India’s population pyramid is expected to bulge across the 15-59 age groups over the next decade. This demographic advantage is predicted to last only Until 2040. India therefore has a very narrow time frame to harness its demographic dividend and to overcome its skill shortages’. Discuss and Suggest measures for harnessing the demographic dividend in the short span of time.

Topic : population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

2. ‘India’s population pyramid is expected to bulge across the 15-59 age groups over the next decade. This demographic advantage is predicted to last only Until 2040. India therefore has a very narrow time frame to harness its demographic dividend and to overcome its skill shortages’. Discuss and Suggest measures for harnessing the demographic dividend in the short span of time. (250 words)

Reference: Financial Express 

Why the question:

The question is based on the theme of demographic dividend of India and the need to overcome skill shortages to harness its true potential.

Key Demand of the question:

The answer must suggest measures for harnessing the demographic dividend in the short span of time.

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:

India’s population pyramid is expected to bulge across the 15-59 age group over the

Next decade. This demographic advantage is predicted to last only until 2040. India

Therefore has a very narrow time frame to harness its demographic dividend and to

Overcome its skill shortages.

Body:

Discuss what the existing issues with skill shortages and developments are, underlying factors responsible for it.

Suggest measures to address the situation such as – Low skilled workers absorption in manufacturing sector, Self – employment – start up, stand up schemes, Skill development – vocational training, Agricultural sector – Gainful employment, food processing industries, Improve Labour-intensive industries –Eg: Tourism, textiles, leather and others.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.