Question: Explain the role of education and health in the overall development of a country. (Board Term-I, (3K), 2013)
Answer: (i) Role of education: It plays a vital role in the overall development of a human being and society, therefore stress on imparting education has been given up in our constitution.
(ii) Role of Health: The general health standard in India is quite low. This is quite inevitable as nearly one fourth of the population lives below the poverty line.
(iii) A community: based programme on health care and medical services in rural areas are launched. As a result of these efforts, there has been a fall in the incidence of certain diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy and polio.