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There is a need for building capacity in planning, implementing, and evaluating these interventions in order to make people adopt healthier lifestyle choices to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country. Discuss.

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

4. There is a need for building capacity in planning, implementing, and evaluating these interventions in order to make people adopt healthier lifestyle choices to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The 2017-18 National NCD monitoring survey reported that 98% of Indians do not take adequate fruits and vegetables and only 59% of adults do adequate physical activity.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the steps needed to promote healthy lifestyle to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving statistic regarding NCD’s in India.

Body:

In the first part, write about the causes behind the rising NCDs and highlight the role of unhealthy lifestyle in it.

Next, Write the measures that are needed in this hour to tackle NCDs and policy interventions needed to promote healthier lifestyle.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.