Developmental issues

Developmental issues

Population & Poverty
Previous year questions

  1. Critically examine whether growing population is the cause of poverty OR poverty is the main cause of population increase in India. (2015)

RAG Topics



  1. Poverty estimation
  2. Elderly in India
  3. Demographic dividend


  1. UNFPA
  2. Poverty Cycle


Quick bytes

  1. It said 71 per cent of elderly population resides in villages while 29 per cent is in cities.

Practice questions

  1. India was the first country in the world to have launched a National Programme for Family Planning in 1952. Critical analyse its achievements. (Reference: here)
  2. Discuss the factors that influence the population growth. (Reference: here)

Developmental issues
Previous year questions

  1. Mention the advantages of the cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by United Nations. (2017)
  2. Discuss the changes in the trends of labour migration within and outside India in the last four decades. (2015)
  3. Discuss the extent, causes, and implications of the ‘nutrition transition’ said to be underway in India. (2011)

RAG Topics



  1. Nutrition transition
  2. Time for a National Water Commission


  1. RMNCH+A


  1. Labour migration

Practice questions

  1. Has Indian economy become less labour-absorbent? Discuss.

Effects of globalization
Previous year questions

  1. How globalization has led to the reduction of employment in the formal sector of the Indian economy? Is increased informalization detrimental to the development of the country? (2016)
  2. Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India (2015)
  3. Critically examine the effects of globalization on the aged population in India.(2013)

RAG Topics



  1. Effects on globalization on children or youth
  2. Globalization and cultural diversity
  3. Globalization and Agriculture


  1. Anti-globalization trends in the world
  2. Effect of globalization on rural India


  1. Globalization and environment
  2. Globalization and education

Practice questions

  1. Evaluate the impact of globalization on institution of family in India.

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