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What is blue economy? How can it be equitably and sustainably harnessed as a lever for economic growth? Present India’s strengths and weaknesses in this regard.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

4. What is blue economy? How can it be equitably and sustainably harnessed as a lever for economic growth? Present India’s strengths and weaknesses in this regard. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to EarthInsights on India

Why the question:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh has said that the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is finalising a National Policy on the blue economy for the country.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the potential of blue economy and India’s strengths and weaknesses in this regard.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining blue economy and its components.

Body:

Frist, write about the importance of Blue Economy; Contribute to food security, poverty alleviation, Mitigation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, Enhanced trade and investment, Enhanced maritime connectivity. Explain these points in detail.

Next, write ways of harnessing blue economy in India.

Next, write India’s strengths and weaknesses in harnessing blue economy in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.