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3) In the light of recent controversy over Free Basics, it is argued that the efforts to improve the access of poor people to knowledge need to be directly targeted to poor groups, rather than relying on prevailing processes of knowledge diffusion, which may simply reflect, and reinforce, existing inequities. Do you agree with this argument? Substantiate.

TopicRTI; Issues relating to poverty; Governance

3) In the light of recent controversy over Free Basics, it is argued that the efforts to improve the access of poor people to knowledge need to be directly targeted to poor groups, rather than relying on prevailing processes of knowledge diffusion, which may simply reflect, and reinforce, existing inequities. Do you agree with this argument? Substantiate. (200 Words)

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