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What steps should India take urgently to address gender bias against girl child as 46 million girls went missing in India as per World Population 2020 report findings? Critically comment.

Topic: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

1. What steps should India take urgently to address gender bias against girl child as 46 million girls went missing in India as per World Population 2020 report findings? Critically comment. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The article talks about the recent findings of World Population 2020 report and the key highlight that 46 million girls went missing in India.

Key Demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the dismal condition of missing girls in India and suggest immediate measures to address the gender bias against these missing girls.

Directive:

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

Introduction:

Start by pointing out the key highlights of the world population 2020 report.

Body:

Discuss first the existing issue in brief.

Quote the reasons that have led to such a situation; female feticide, Post-natal sex selection, Marriage squeeze etc.

Then discuss the steps that India needs to take to address such an alarming issue.

Conclusion:

Conclude with efforts of the government already in this direction and suggest suitable way forward.