Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 20 September 2022
- No Bargaining on Food Security
- The wage gap, hard truths, and necessary actions
- The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister recently stated that no bargaining can take place at the expense of food security.
- He was speaking at the 9th session of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture’s governing body (ITPGRFA).
- The meeting was held in New Delhi.
GS Paper 2: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Despite being self-sufficient in food production, India faces food insecurity and hunger as a result of widespread economic distress, high unemployment, and high levels of inequality. Comment (250 words)
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- India plays an important role in the global economic growth and structural transformation story. However, asymmetries continue to abound (exist in large numbers) in the country’s labour market.
- A commensurate improvement in its labour market outcomes, as well as a more equitable distribution of the fruits of economic progress, will spur further economic growth and the benefits that it brings.
GS Paper 1: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.
GS Paper 2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the society, institutions and laws for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections etc
Closing the gender pay gap is critical to achieving social justice as well as national economic growth. Discuss. (250 Words)
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