Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) India slipped to the 102nd spot in the Global Hunger Index which features 117 countries, in this context discuss the reasons for which India’s improvements have been slow while suggesting way forward for further improvement. (250 words)
Why this question:
Recently India slipped to the 102nd spot in the Global Hunger Index which features 117 countries. Thus important to evaluate the findings from the exam perspective for GS paper II.
Key demand of the question:
One has to brief upon the findings of GHI and India’s position in it and evaluate the factors responsible for such a situation and what needs to be done.
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:
In brief quote the findings of the report.
Explain first significance of GHI in short.
Then move on to list down the findings of the report and the reasons of India have deteriorated position in the ranking.
India is ranked 102 of 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2019, behind its neighbors Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Explain What are the reasons for which India’s improvements have been slow?
Conclude with way forward.