Q.:- In many cities of India today, there are moves to clear away the slums where poor people live. Discuss whether or not it is the responsibility of the government to make arrangements for houses for these people.
Yes, it is definitely the social responsibility of the government to make arrangements for housing for these people, although some part of the cost of the houses should be charged from them, otherwise they will not be involved in the scheme initiated by government. The slums should be cleared because they lack sanitation, they are the starting point for epidemic diseases, and they also constitute a fire hazard. The slum areas also are an area where crime proliferates, and to reduce this, they should be cleared and the poor housed properly elsewhere.