Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
3. Numerous socio-economic indices are negatively and disproportionately impacted by hunger and malnutrition. Suggest short-term and long-term solutions to address this issue. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Insights on India
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about causes and impact of hunger and malnutrition and ways to tackle it.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving a statistic regarding Hunger and malnutrition in India.
Describe the impact of hunger and malnutrition in India – status of child mortality, stunting and wasting in India, loss of demographic dividend, extreme poverty etc.
Next write about the causes – there are social factors like early marriage etc all of which contribute to the undernourishment, stunting and wasting of children.
Next, write about the measures that are needed to overcome hunger and malnutrition in the country.
Conclude by writing a way forward.