Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
4) Provide for a detailed critical assessment of poverty alleviation programmes of the country so far.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is about discussing the poverty alleviation programs of the country.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss the successes and failures of the poverty alleviation programmes till date.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief introduction on the timeline of various poverty alleviation programmes.
Explain that despite various strategies to alleviate poverty, hunger, malnourishment, illiteracy and lack of basic amenities continue to be a common feature in many parts of India. Though the policy towards poverty alleviation has evolved in a progressive manner, over the last five and a half decades, it has not undergone any radical transformation.
List down few successful programmes, discuss their relevance etc.
Discuss what needs to be done.
Conclude by reasserting that policies to alleviate poverty need to be multipronged in approach.