Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
1) “Swachh Bharat Mission campaign has become the global benchmark for participatory and transformative development.” Elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The author explains how in last five years, Swachh Bharat mission has captured people’s imagination, they have owned the change. Thus making it important for us to analyse in what way SBM has set a benchmark for participatory and transformative development.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the significance of SBM and the modus operandi of it that made it successful than ever before.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Explain the importance of SBM, briefly state what it has achieved.
One can start by highlighting the fact that Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of an India where no one had to suffer the indignity of open defecation. There cannot be a better tribute to him than the transformation of the country, in the last five years, from being the highest contributor to global open defecation to torch-bearer for global sanitation.
Discuss the achievements made so far, explain what factors were involved and have led to such a great success that has transformed the behavior of the society.
Conclude with way forward that India has achieved what was unimaginable a few years ago, but the show must go on.