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Up to what extent India’s rural region will play a crucial role in fuelling India’s economic growth? Critically analyse.

Topic : population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. Up to what extent India’s rural region will play a crucial role in fuelling India’s economic growth? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Reference: Economic Times

Why the question:

The question is amidst the current pandemic situation and the possible role that extent India’s rural region will play in fuelling India’s economic growth.

Key Demand of the question:

Analyse in detail to what extent India’s rural region will play a crucial role in fuelling India’s economic growth.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. 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 your intro briefly by giving data rural population in india.67% population in India is rural population.

Body:

Divide body in three parts under different subheads:

  1. Discuss what role India rural region can plays in India’s economic growth. Like, 70% of human resource is in rural region which can be converted into human capital, Food processing industries, tourism, prevent rural urban migration, etc.
  2. Discuss the present challenges faced by rural regions. For eg. Lack of basic infrastructure like connectivity, education, health, energy, etc., migration of human capital, weak administration in terms of khap panchayat, lack of policies, patriarchal mindset, etc. And link due to the above reasons India’s rural regions are not being able to fuel growth as much as they can.
  3. Give discussion on solutions such as strengthening infrastructure, emphasis on industries like food processing, tourism, and other labour intensive industries, skill development, employment opportunities, etc.

Conclusion:

In conclusion mention the initiatives and other steps taken by the government in this regard such as sabka sath sabka vikas, etc.