19th April, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. In our country, the migration of rural people to towns and cities is increasing drastically. This is causing serious problems both in the rural as well as in the urban areas. In fact, things are becoming really unmanageable. Can you analyze this problem in detail and indicate not only the socio-economic but also the emotional and attitudinal factors responsible for this problem? Also, distinctly bring out why—

(i) Educated rural youth are trying to shift to urban areas;

(ii) Landless poor people are migrating to urban slums;

(iii) Even some farmers are selling off their land and trying to settle in urban areas taking up petty jobs.

What feasible steps can you suggest which will be effective in controlling this serious problem of our country? [20marks/2014/GS-4] 250 words.

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