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1) Rather than worrying for population control alone the country must work specifically to avert the alarming gender crisis to restore the balance. Comment in the context of recent controversies surrounding the policy and action for population control. (250 words)

Topic: population and associated issues

1) Rather than worrying for population control alone the country must work specifically to avert the alarming gender crisis to restore the balance. Comment in the context of recent controversies surrounding the policy and action for population control. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The long dormant issue of a “population explosion” has come to the national forefront, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling it a challenge in his Independence Day speech. 

Key demand of the question:

Answer must significantly explain the urgency to focus of the gender crisis the country is facing.

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Narrate the crisis of sex ratio India is witnessing.

Body:

The answer must explicitly explain upon the widening gender gap.

India has about 930 females per 1,000 males. This sex ratio is alarming, but the skew looks even worse if you look at new births. According to government figures, the country’s sex ratio at birth declined from 900 females per 1,000 males in 2013-15 to 896 in 2015-17. 

Explain that this is a phenomenon that is likely to impact India hard in the decades ahead.

Suggest what needs to be done to avert gender crisis, how we must work to restore the balance.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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