What were the concerns of Dr. B R Ambedkar behind his calling the Dalit people’s migration towards cities as “New Life Movement”?

April 21, 2018

BR Ambedkar had urged Dalits to quit living in villages and move over to cities. He described that process of migration as “new life movement” for Dalits. Ambedkar famous quote on villages when he had reasoned, “The love of the intellectual Indian for the village community is of course infinite, if not pathetic. What is

   

The rural-urban divide in India is stark when it comes to standards of living such as education, healthcare, sanitation and drinking water. To what extent, the anomaly in distribution of powers between centre and states is responsible for this?

April 21, 2018

The rural-urban divide is a challenging scenario for India. The division of powers has led to fragmented approach towards rural development. 73rd Amendment The 73rd constitutional amendment gave a new vigor to the rural governance by ushering the democratic decentralisation. But the tussle between the central and state government led to dilution of provisions. As

   

Discuss the major policy loopholes in effective Urban Solid Waste Management in India. Suggest measures to address these loopholes.

April 21, 2018

World Bank calls India’s urbanisation process as messy. Improper solid waste management had immensely contributed in making the process of urbanisation messy. Loopholes in Urban solid waste management Capacity of Urban local bodies (ULBs): The ULBs which are the focal points of solid waste management are poorly equipped to deal with the solid waste collection

   

The Economic Survey 2017-18 discusses about the so called “son meta-preference” prevailing among Indian parents. Throw light on the positive and negative implications of such phenomenon on demography.

April 21, 2018

The Economic Survey 2017-18 refers to tendencies among Indian parents who are opting to continue having children until they have a son or desired number of son. This so called “son meta preference”. Positive Implications Gender ratio: The survey finds that there is decreased tendency of opting for sex selective abortion. This has contributed for

   

With reference to Juvenile Delinquency in India, explain Criminal Responsibility and Criminal Majority while highlighting key issues around them in the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.

April 21, 2018

Criminal responsibility refers to accuser’s mental capacity to understand the charges against him and may have no knowledge of the crime. It is concerned with capacity of a person to engage in criminal conduct. Criminal majority refers to the process whereby a person was held answerable for such conduct.  In order to address various issues