Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
1) Albeit migrants add significantly to the economy, they are always seen as a burden or unfavourable by the recipient regions. Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is to evaluate the issue of migrants and their contributions to the Indian economy.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss in detail the effects migrants have on the Indian economy and in what way they are often seen in negative sense.
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 explain the concept of migration, provide facts for Indian scenario.
Have the following aspects covered:
Define migration – Migration is movement of people from one geographical area to another geographical area. Factors like economic interests, unfavorable climate, political instability or war may prompt people to migrate.
Bring out the economic benefits of migration.
Describe the reasons why migration is not seen favorably by recipient states and cities.
Discuss with case studies if possible to substantiate better.
Conclude with solutions as to what needs to be done to harness the potential that the migrants bring.