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Policy-makers have given a higher priority to the poverty-reducing properties of inclusive growth rather than growth per se that has resulted in in the reduction of absolute poverty in the past couple of decades. Discuss.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

3. Policy-makers have given a higher priority to the poverty-reducing properties of inclusive growth rather than growth per se that has resulted in in the reduction of absolute poverty in the past couple of decades. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question: 

The recent release of the NFHS data for 2019-21 allows for a detailed analysis of the progress in the reduction of absolute poverty and related determinants like nutrition.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about impact of inclusive growth and reduction in absolute poverty in the country.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context regarding in decline in absolute poverty.

Body:

First, write about the emphasis on inclusive growth by the policy makers in the past couple of decades and the steps and measures that were taken in this regard.

Next, write about the successes and limitations of the above-mentioned measures.

Next, write about the further measures that are needed to end absolute poverty.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.