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“The problem with sanitation in India is not lack of infrastructure but the social and cultural stigma attached to it.” Do you agree? Analyse.

Topic : Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3. “The problem with sanitation in India is not lack of infrastructure but the social and cultural stigma attached to it.” Do you agree? Analyse. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The article brings to us views of how sanitation in India is not lack of infrastructure but the social and cultural stigma attached to it.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to analyse the statement in detail and present a detailed analysis of it.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen 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.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly present the status of sanitation in India with suitable facts.

Body:

Talk about lack of proper toilets, work related discrimination, issues related to scavenging in India, lack of physical resources etc.

Discuss in what way it is more a problem related to social and cultural stigma attached, give examples.

Such as prevalence of caste systems, lack of physical resources, social discrimination etc.

Suggest what needs to be done to address such issues.

Conclusion:

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