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“The rural-urban developmental imbalance reflects the inequality of opportunities” explain the factors responsible for such inequalities and suggest solutions to address the same.

Topic : Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

5. “The rural-urban developmental imbalance reflects the inequality of opportunities”, explain the factors responsible for such inequalities and suggest solutions to address the same. (250 words)

Reference: Financial Express 

Why the question:

The article talks about the importance of recognising the inequality of opportunities to the rural population of India. It discusses the issue of migration and explains few solutions that can change the scenario.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way the rural-urban developmental imbalance reflects the inequality of opportunities.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

First explain what you understand by rural-urban developmental imbalance.

Body:

Discuss the problems of rural-urban migration; social – poor housing conditions and much higher crime rates. Economic – low wages or unemployment. Environmental – polluted drinking water and a lack of sanitation.

Discuss why the developmental imbalances are present? Explain the inequalities they lead to.

From the article take hints and factor in for solutions to address the problem of rural-urban developmental imbalance. One can give the example of COVID-19.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of recognising the inequalities and addressing them at the earliest.