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Community kitchens have emerged as an empirical solution to feed those in need and an adequate food security measure. It is about time to have a national policy for community kitchens. Analyse.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

5. Community kitchens have emerged as an empirical solution to feed those in need and an adequate food security measure. It is about time to have a national policy for community kitchens. Analyse. (250 words).

Difficulty level: Easy.

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

With the Supreme Court’s three-week deadline looming, the Food Ministry on Thursday formed a group of eight State Food Secretaries to create the framework for a community kitchens scheme.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of community kitchens and the need for national policy for their adequate development.

Directive word:

Analyse – 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.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining the concept of community kitchens and examples of same from across India.

Body:

First, write about the various advantages of community kitchens – Food security, feeding the needy, affordable cost, nutritious meals, reducing burden on women, involvement of SHG’s etc.

Next, mention the need to have a pan India community kitchens policy in the light of food shortage and prevalence of malnutrition.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward which will also lead to achievement of SDG-2.