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COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated class inequalities and poverty in India. Discuss.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated class inequalities and poverty in India. Discuss. (250 words)


Why the question:

The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes. In just a few months it has spread to almost every continent, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the effect of covid-19 pandemic in accelerating class inequalities and poverty.


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

Structure of the answer:


Start with brief background of the pandemic situation.


Such answers are best explained with facts and data to support the answer stand such as – New UNDP estimates for global human development – as a combined measure of the world’s education, health and living standards – is on course to decline this year for the first time since the concept was developed in 1990. The decline is expected across the majority of countries – rich and poor – in every region.

Explain the present status of inequalities and widespread poverty in India.

Discuss the impact of the pandemic on class inequalities and poverty.

Present the efforts of the government to prevent such an effect in the country.


Suggest solutions to address the issue and conclude with way forward.