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By removing barriers and creating a level playing field, the country can harness the untapped potential of its diverse population, leading to scientific advancements that benefit society as a whole. Discuss.

Topic: Social empowerment

2. By removing barriers and creating a level playing field, the country can harness the untapped potential of its diverse population, leading to scientific advancements that benefit society as a whole. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The article discusses the importance of achieving full equity in the field of science in India.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the ways to achieve equity in STEM and improve participation.

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: 

Start the answer by citing the status of inequality in STEM in India.

Body:

First, write about the barriers leading to inequity in STEM.

Next, write about the steps that are needed – By ensuring equal access to education and opportunities, diverse perspectives and ideas are integrated into scientific research

Next, write about its impact – increased innovation, creative problem-solving, and a more comprehensive approach to societal challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.