Topic:Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
2) Do you think it is possible for India to achieve the “Zero hunger by 2030”.Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the state of Hunger in the country in comparison with the global hunger rates.
Key demand of the question:
One should analyse where India stand today in terms of eliminating the hunger issues in the country.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start answer mentioning of the goal Zero Hunger by 2030 by saying that it was the theme of World Food Day 2018. Fighting hunger is a global mission and zero hunger is also one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Discuss the situation of hunger in the country. Use data, reports etc. to substantiate. Then discuss about the steps taken by the government to eliminate hunger. Like Poshan abhiyaan, ICDS, PDS etc.
However, there are lacunas. So discuss the challenges in the subsequent paragraphs like focus on rice wheat rather than mille crops, leakage, corruption, failure of biometric in PDS leading to starvation deaths etc.
Provide for the way forward and the positive outlook that India can achieve the goal the right steps are taken in the direction with full letter and spirit.