Topic: population and associated issues, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2) In 2050, India’s population is projected to be 1.69 billion, which will be higher than that of China. Do you think with Population Control Bill, India be able to handle its overpopulation crisis? Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
Recently the Population Regulation Bill, 2019, was introduced by Rakesh Sinha in the Upper House, suggests that people with more than two living children should be “disqualified” from being chosen as an MP, MLA or a member of any body of the local self-government after the commencement of the Act.
Key demand of the question:
The answer has to analyse the desirability and feasibility of Two-child policy propounded through the Population Control Bill.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
In short discuss the reason behind the Population Control Bill.
One is expected to deal with the following aspects in the answer body:
Key features of the Population Control Bill.
What are the merits and demerits associated?
What is a two-child policy?
Compare and contrast Indian population scenario with that of China and suggest if there are any learnings from China for India.
Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.