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Examine the various uses of biotechnology in India and evaluate its potential for growth, particularly in light of government initiatives aimed at fostering its development.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

4. Examine the various uses of biotechnology in India and evaluate its potential for growth, particularly in light of government initiatives aimed at fostering its development. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the biotechnology sector of the country, its potential and significance in the light of initiatives launched by the country.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

write a few introductory lines on what you understand by Biotechnology.

Body:

First, write that Biotechnology has diverse applications in India – agriculture, healthcare, environmental protection, and industrial processes etc.

Next, mention the various steps taken by India to promote it – stablishing research institutions and promoting research and development, intellectual property rights, and international collaborations etc.

Next, write about the potential and limitations of the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.