28th March, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. Do government’s schemes for up-lifting vulnerable and backward communities by protecting required social resources for them, lead to their exclusion in establishing businesses in urban economies?
[12.5marks/2014/GS-2] 200 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Neha Jha

    Please Review:
    Government of India has launched multiple welfare schemes for the upliftment of the backward communities. No, the government is
    aiming at the financial inclusion through PMJDY while retaining an element of social security for the lower income groups through various other insurance schemes and scholarship programmes . Also, it have provided many platforms through which the backward
    class could establish their business and stand at par with the urban economies. Some of them are:

    1. Nai Manzil: It is an ambitious educational and skills development programme funded by the World Bank to help minority youth
    (17-35 age group) from poorer backgrounds. It is particularly aimed at school dropouts and those who lack the necessary skills to find jobs even after completing their education.
    2. Minority Cyber Gram: To provide opportunities in information and knowledge networks for local communities.
    3. Skill India: Aims at training the youths, to provide them employment and improve entrepreneurship.
    4. Start Up India: To provide platform for the youths, to boost entrepreneurship and encourage start ups with jobs creation.

    Though nothing can be changed overnight and also the factors like poverty, illiteracy are some the challenges for the government but providing the basic platforms for the backward classes is a much appreciated effort by which they can help in reducing unemployment and can contribute to the economy.