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Evidence suggests healthy food and improved nutrition improves learning ability, leading to better academic performance. Critically analyse the performance of PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana in achieving the aforementioned objectives.

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

4. Evidence suggests healthy food and improved nutrition improves learning ability, leading to better academic performance. Critically analyse the performance of PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana in achieving the aforementioned objectives. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Key Demand of the question: To write about the importance of nutrition in improving learning outcomes and performance of PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana in this regard.

Directive word: 

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them 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 balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about the aims and objectives of PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana.

Body:

First, mention how healthy food and nutrition play a part in improving learning outcomes.

Next, write about the Benefits of the scheme, various positive implications and successes etc.

Next, write about the limitations of the scheme and Key issues with the implementation of the scheme.

Next, write about the latest changes, its expanded scope and what further needs to be done.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.