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The government must prioritize education, nutrition, and health of children in their policies due to their critical role in fostering socio-economic development and ensuring future well-being. Discuss.

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

4. The government must prioritize education, nutrition, and health of children in their policies due to their critical role in fostering socio-economic development and ensuring future well-being. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Children form about 30% of India’s population, but they are invisible during elections.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need for prioritising education, nutrition, and health of children in its policies.

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 context.

Body:

In the first part, write about the importance of child education – enhances human capital, drives economic growth, and promotes social stability.

Next, write about the importance of child nutrition – physical and cognitive development, leading to better educational outcomes and long-term health etc.

Next, write about the importance of child health – boosts productivity, reduces healthcare costs, and improves quality of life. Mentions ways to achieve the above

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.