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4) SDGs are often criticized for being wishful and unattainable. Evaluate whether India’s experience with SDGs validate the above criticism?(250 words)

Topic– Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

4) SDGs are often criticized for being wishful and unattainable. Evaluate whether India’s experience with SDGs validate the above criticism?(250 words)

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Why this question

The article discusses the priorities that require improvement of we wish to fulfill the SDGs and examines India’s progress in achieving the goals. The topic can be prepared for it can serve as a filler material for several questions of paper 2 and 3.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to bring out the criticism of SDGs. Having done that we need to evaluate the validity of those criticisms based on the results seen in India. Discuss whether even partial fulfillment of targets would help in addressing several pertinent issues. Discuss what must be fine to accelerate the fulfilment of targets under SDGs

Directive word

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what SDGs are and the targets under SDG

Body – analyze the criticism of SDGs that they are wishful and unattainable because they have set impossible targets which are difficult to fulfill by 2030. Bring out that it does impact the policy priorities of the government as seen in India. Evaluate India’s progress and the nature of steps taken in India to show that it leads to improvements in several issues related to poverty and hunger etc.

Conclusion – Support the idea of SDG by emphasizing on the paradigm shift that it has brought in and discuss the way forward.

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