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The decision to remove the ban on GM crops in India demonstrates the government’s commitment to promoting innovation, empowering farmers, and moving towards self-reliance. Critically analyse.

Topic: Technology missions;

5. The decision to remove the ban on GM crops in India demonstrates the government’s commitment to promoting innovation, empowering farmers, and moving towards self-reliance. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the impact of clearance granted for the cultivation of GM-Mustard.

Directive word: 

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, in brief, write about the needed for GM crops in the country to meet the challenges of food security and make farming commercially viable and tackle challenges posed by climate change.

Next, write about the positive aspect of the lifting the ban on G-Mustard and its impact on the farmers as well as scientific community in the country.

Next, write about the concerns associated with the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.