Mains-44: Development Processes and Development Industry in India

It is time to democratize the science by focusing on the problems of the surrounding environment. Discuss

India which is a land of diversity is facing many challenges ranging from managing floods and droughts to designing better timetables for city buses or developing biodegradable paints for Ganapati idol makers. Addressing Surrounding Problems The primary responsibility of solving them lies with scientists and bureaucrats. The systematic study of these problems and their solutions ..

What are the components of the new framework proposed by the government to sustain 100 per cent ODF status?

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Union Jal Shakti Ministry has launched a 10-year national rural sanitation strategy to sustain India’s 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status claimed by the Centre. National Rural Sanitation Strategy The framework which will be in place from 2019 to 2029 aims to ensure that people ..

What are the key proposals of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019?

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was approved by the Lok Sabha recently. Features of the Bill The Bill amends the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and replaces an Ordinance promulgated on March 1, 2019. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 which provides for reservation in appointment and promotions in certain ..


The NRC experiment in Assam has led to a divisive political posturing. What do you think will be the result of similar experiments in other north-eastern states?

Nagaland is also building a Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN). This is being set up on the same lines as NRC, which has been adopted by Assam. Nagaland has put its claims on the fact that the process has been closely watched as it took place in Assam and will soon start to ..

Why is it said that rural India will have to pay for better electricity?

The government data in India suggests that the rural parts of India are nearly electrified although the data presented by many surveys and other kinds of external research shows otherwise. It has been seen that many households do not have enough electricity and the ones which actually get it only receive it intermittently. This is ..