Social Justice-Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 5 of 17

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Question 1

Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger
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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Hunger and Poverty are the biggest challenges for good governance in India still today. Evaluate How far successive governments have progressed in dealing with these humongous problems suggest measures for improvement.

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India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world; despite this, hunger and poverty are the biggest hurdles for good governance. Right from independence government has made a lots of programs and policies to alleviate poverty and hunger but still India is lagging too much in eradicating it. it can be seen from Global Hunger index recently …

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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“Poverty alleviation program in India remain mere show pieces until and unless they are backed by the political will” . Discuss with the reference to the performance of major poverty alleviation programs in India.

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  • Poverty is the outcome of colonial rule in India. More than 22 % of the population is below poverty level at present. The government since independence has focused on alleviation of this menace through their endless efforts and the policy. The government has generated wage employment, self-employment, social security schemes to eradicate poverty. S…

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Though there have been several different estimates of Poverty in India, all indicate reduction in poverty levels over time. Do you agree? Critically examine with reference to urban and rural Poverty indicators.

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Poverty is one of the biggest challenges for India՚s socio economic development due to its multidimensional nature. It endangers prosperity everywhere.

The government of India time to time looks into the matter and formed committees to report on it. Different estimates of Poverty in India have been published by the committees. Ssome of them are as f…

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Question 4

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Discuss the extent, causes, and implications of the ‘nutrition transition’ said to be underway in India. (Paper - I)

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  • Nutrition Transition can be referred to as the increased consumption of unhealthy foods, compounded with increased prevalence of overweight in middle-to-low income countries. It has serious implications in terms of Public health outcomes, risk factors, economic growth and international nutrition policy.

Extent of “Nutrition Transition” :

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Question 5

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How far do you agree with the view that the focus on lack of availability of food as the main cause of hunger takes the attention away from ineffective human development policies in India?

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  • The India՚s efforts at improving access to food nutrition are led by the National Food Security Act. There are special nutritional schemes for women and children operated through the States. In spite of such interventions, of the population suffers from undernourishment, going by the UN՚s assessment. At the national level, of women are anemic.
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