Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2. Developing the rural infrastructure has a direct effect on the economic growth and wellness of the country; in such a context discuss the need to have a budget inclusive of tech infrastructure to cater these areas. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu Business Line
Why this question:
The article paints a dismal picture of the allocations made for rural IT infrastructure. The question examines the context of inclusive allocation for rural India.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the need to allocate budgetary funds in terms of technology that needs to be inclusive for all the regions – urban and rural.
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:
Briefly explain the Budget proposals especially from the angle of rural IT Infra.
First, Discuss the need for improving rural IT infrastructure. Explain why there is a need to ensure technology is inclusive? Discuss the role that Technology plays in bringing rural India at par with the rest of the country. Elaborate upon the policies and programs of the past that worked in this direction, highlight the lacunae.
Conclude by suggesting solutions and need to make technology inclusive of rural India.