Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
6. The economic ravages of the pandemic have had an uneven impact on different socio-economic groups and needs immediate measures to rectify the same. Comment. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
There has been great chatter about a V-shaped recovery for quite a while, ever since the first lockdown following the novel coronavirus pandemic. The recovery we see today is more K-shaped than V-shaped, with various groups and industries recovering much more rapidly than their counterparts.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the uneven economic impact of covid pandemic suggest measures to rectify it.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving context of K shaped recovery.
First, write about the uneven impact of the pandemic and substantiate it with facts.
Next, bring out the implications of uneven impact on India.
Next, write about urgent practical measures that must be taken to rectify it and achieve inclusive growth.
Conclude with a way forward.