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Urgent steps are required to address the widening inequalities exacerbated by the Pandemic. Examine in the light of recommendations of Economic Survey 2021.

Topic:  Issues relating to poverty and hunger

3. Urgent steps are required to address the widening inequalities exacerbated by the Pandemic. Examine in the light of recommendations of Economic Survey 2021. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The Economic Survey seems to privilege wealth creation over reduction of income disparity.

Key Demand of the question:

To argue for the steps needed to reduce the growing inequality.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context about the growing in equalities in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Body:

Cite relevant statistics regarding the widening inequalities and mentions the reasons for it.

Write about the Economic Survey and its take on this topic. Analyze the various facets of it in employment, health, economic recovery, rural joblessness, and migrant workers.

 Argue growth should not prioritized over inequality in tackling poverty and suggest steps to achieve the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.