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Evaluate the performance of UDAN (Ude Deshka Aam Nagrik) scheme in stimulating regional air connectivity and making air travel affordable to the masses.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Evaluate the performance of UDAN (Ude Deshka Aam Nagrik) scheme in stimulating regional air connectivity and making air travel affordable to the masses. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

Five years of India’s regional air connectivity scheme, UDAN, would call for celebrations as well as a look at the lessons learnt since its launch.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the achievements and limitations of UDAN scheme five years after its inception.

Directive word: 

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning the aims and objectives of UDAN scheme.

Body:

First, give a brief about the major features of the UDAN scheme.

Next, write about the various achievements of UDAN scheme in promotion regional connectivity and making air travel affordable. Substantiate with examples and facts,

Next, write about the shortcomings of UDAN scheme and any other improvements needed to make it more successful.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward to overcome the shortcomings.