Topic: Case Study
7. Even though one of the most basic needs of a human being is food, the producers of that food in India, that is farmers, are in a very difficult condition. Today, it is perceived that the major reason for this is economic in nature. However, there are other factors also – social, attitudinal etc.
In this context explain why do you think ? None of the parents want their children to pursue farming as a profession or no youth, educated or otherwise, wants to engage in farming? How would you persuade them so that farming gets back its lost dignity? Explain. (250 words)
Why the question:
The question is based on the concerns associated with deteriorating position of farmers as a potential profession in the country.
Key Demand of the question:
One must bring out the ethical and moral concerns associated and answer the questions that follow.
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:
Start with identifying the issues in the question.
Focus must be given on deliberations on ethical angle involved in the case.
First identify the current conditions in the case – Farmers economic situation deteriorating, the social status of farming going down, the attitude in general towards farming is changing, aspirational value of farming decreasing etc.
Then discuss the values that are involved in the above case study; Empathy and Compassion – to be able to understand the farmers’ situation and act upon it, Dignity of labour, respect from society.
Elaborate on what is your stand.
Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.