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Textile: Weaving a New Story

Indian textile industry is the second largest employer after agriculture generating employment to over 45 million Indian people directly and over 60 million people indirectly. It contributes 4 per cent to the country’s GDP. 

Government has initiated programmes to take care of artisans’ welfare and familiarise them with latest technological advances. Still the textile industry faces many challenges.
 
To understand the different issues related to textile sector, we are compiling different
articles from Yojana:
 
a)    Ensuring Worker’s welfare
b)    Job creation and inclusive growth
c)    Technical Textiles: the Sunrise Industry
d)    Handlooms in India: Past, Present and Future
e)    Silk textile Industry: Challenges and Way forward
f)     Cluster Approach: A Strategy for Development 
g)    Indian Textiles: Global Scenario
 
These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on textile Sector which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 
 
 
Ensuring Workers Welfare
Job Creation and Inclusive Growth
Technical Textiles: the sunrise Industry
Handlooms in India : Past Present and Future
Silk Textile Industry: Challenges and Way Forward
Cluster Approach: A Strategy for Development
Indian Textiles: Global Scenario

Tax Reform – Integral to Development

 Tax policies play an important role in the economy through their impact on both efficiency and equity. A good tax system should keep in view issues of income distribution and, at the same time, also endeavour to generate tax revenues to support government expenditure on public services and infrastructure development.

Over the years India has experienced unprecedented rates of economic growth. This growth required reforms in the taxation system to make it simpler and attractive for the foreign as well as domestic investors. In an effort to keep in line with the changes in global economy, Indian taxation system has undergone remarkable reforms during the last decade with rationalization and simplification of tax laws.

To understand the importance of tax reforms and GST, following articles have been selected from the Yojana:

1.       Tax Reforms – Past, Present and Future

2.       Ushering in a new era of Tax Reforms

3.       Black Money menace: Government on war-footing

4.       GST: Game changer for Indian economy

5.       Goods and Services Tax: the international experience

6.       GST: One Nation, One Tax

These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on Tax Reforms which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers.

 

Tax Reforms- Past, Present and Future
Ushering in a New Era of Tax Reforms
black money menace
Game changer for Indian Economy
Goods and Services Tax
One Nation, One Tax

Power for All

Electricity consumption is one of the most important indices that decide the development level of a nation. The Government of India is committed to improving the quality of life of its citizens through higher electricity consumption. However, According to Census 2011, there are 167.8 million households in rural areas out of which about 92,808,181 are electrified. 
 
Thus Government is taking steps for providing Power to All.
 
In this series we have compiled following chapters from the Yojana which may help in analyzing the true status of energy resources in India. The chapters are:
 
a) Energy Sector: The Challenge Of Power For All
b) Rural Electrification: A Development Challenge
c) Perception Management: A Big Challenge In The Growth Of Nuclear Power
d) The National Solar Mission: Marching Ahead In Solar Energy
e) Shale Gas In India: Challenges And Prospects
f) Energy Efficiency: Need Of The Hour
 
These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions Energy Resources which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 
 
Energy Sector
Rural Electrification
Perception Management
The National Solar Mission
Shale Gas In India
Energy Efficiency

Differently-Abled

 
The culture of prejudices, social stigma and lack of disabled friendly infrastructure , severely restricts activity and discourage civic participation leading to isolation and discrimination of disables. This, in turn infringes upon rights of person with disability. There are many dimensions of rights provided to disables all over the world under Human Rights, Constitutional rights in India and statutory rights.  But in practice rules have been failed to be implemented.
 
To understand the different dimensions of disability following articles have been selected from the Yojana:
 
a)      Skilling the differently-abled
b)      Financial inclusion of the differently-abled
c)      Accesibility beyond disability and welfare
d)      Social inclusion for the differently- abled: Issues and Strategies
e)      ICT for the differently- abled
f)       Disability versus different abilities
 
These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on Disability which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers.
Skilling the differently-abled
Financial inclusion of the differently-abled
Accesibility beyond disability and welfare
Social inclusion for the differently- abled
ICT for the differently
Disability versus different abilities

Agriculture and Allied sector

 Agriculture continues to be the most crucial sector of the Indian economy. Its contribution in terms of providing employment to nearly two third of the work force has been critical in maintaining livelihoods especially in the rural areas. The planned approach to development has helped the country to reach a stage where the country is self sufficient in food grains and has a comfortable buffer stock. These achievements have been possible mainly through the favourable policy framework. However, still agriculture sector faces many issues related to irrigation, groundwater depletion, etc. 

The following Articles have been selected from Kurukshetra Magazine related to Agriculture and Allied sector:

a) Far Reaching Reforms In National Agriculture Market

b) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

c) Reaching The Unreached: Direct Benefit Transfer In Agriculture

d) Lab-To-Land Approach In Agricultural Sector

e) Storage Facilities For Perishables critical Gaps And Initiatives

f) Ground Water Concerns & Irrigation Scenario

These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on agriculture which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 

 

Far Reaching Reforms In National Agriculture Market
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
Reaching The Unreached
Lab-To-Land Approach In Agricultural Sector
Storage Facilities For Perishables critical Gaps And Initiatives
Ground Water Concerns & Irrigation Scenario

Union Budget 2016-17


Budgeting is the process of estimating the availability of resources and then allocating them to various activities of an organization according to a pre-determined priority.

 The Budget reflects and shapes, and is, in turn, shaped by the country's economy. For a better appreciation of the impact of government receipts and expenditure on the other sectors of the economy, it is necessary to group them in terms of economic magnitudes, for example, how much is set aside for capital formation, how much is spent directly by the Government and how much is transferred by Government to other sectors of the economy by way of grants, loans, etc. 

 The following Articles have been selected from Yojana Magazine related to Budget 2016-17:

 1. A shot in the arm for agriculture

2. Infrastructure provisioning: strategic with implementation challenges

3. Robust eco-system to spur growth & massive employment

4. Gender budgeting : provisions

5. Provisions for education sector

6. Health interventions

 

A shot in the arm for agriculture
Infrastructure provisioning: strategic with implementation challenges
Robust eco-system to spur growth & massive employment
Gender budgeting
Provisions for education sector
Health interventions

Yojana: Do you know compilation

 

There are many terms which comes up in news daily and aspirants does not know the important aspects related to it except the literal meaning of that. 

Hereby compiling the “Do You Know” series from Yojana on the following topics:

a) Reducing GHG Emissions : The Kyoto Mechanisms

b) Carbon Credits

c) P-notes

d) Banking Sector Terms

e) Bitcoins

f) Philips curve and SDR

g) Recapitalization of Banks

h) Shale Gas

i) Disabilities in India

These Articles may prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 

 

Reducing GHG Emissions
Carbon Credits
P-notes
Banking Sector Terms
Bitcoins
Philips curve and SDR
Recapitalization of Banks
Shale Gas
Disabilities in India

Health: Priority in National Development Goals

 

Health’, a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a precondition to the realization of human potential and for attainment of happiness. Thus, health is both a social and an economic good. There is a strong relationship between economic growth and better health – it being a two way relationship.

The Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution of India mandate ‘improvement of public health’ as one of the primary duties of the State. The Central and State Governments have been taking proactive steps to promote health of the people by creating a network of public healthcare facilities, which provide free medical services, and also proactively control the spread of diseases.

But there are many flaws in the health care system of India. The policy should focus on provision of Universal Health Care including provision of drugs and diagnostic care to poor and marginalized population, financial risk protection.

To understand the different dimensions of health following articles have been selected from the Yojana:

a) Health Sector in India: Perspective and Way Forward

b) Evolution of National Health Policy in India

c) Health Care in Tribal Areas : Present and the Future

d) Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals

e) Adolescent Health : Challenges of a Transitional Stage

f) Lessons from HIV Programme

These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on Health which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 

 

Health Sector in India
Evolution of National Health Policy in India
Health Care in Tribal Areas
Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals
Adolescent Health
Lessons from HIV Programme

Education: Key to Success

 

 
Education means all round development of personality of a person. It is an established fact that basic education improves the level of human well - being especially with regard to life expectancy, infant mortality, and nutritional status of children/etc. Studies have shown that universal basic education significantly contributes to economic growth. The education sector in India is one of the most important sectors, as it holds the key to social and economic development of the country.
 
But there are many shortcomings in the education sector in India. Access to education is still a dream for many, especially in the remote and rural areas where there are no school buildings or even possibility of reaching the school during rain or snow. Equitable educational access to tribals, marginalized, SCs and STs is a major point of concern with policy makers trying to bring them into the nation building process.
 
To understand the different issues related to education sector, we are compiling different articles from Yojana:
 
a) Transforming Indian School Education : Policy Concerns and Priorities
b) Towards a value -based society: Learning to Live Together 
c) Women & Girls' Education : Issues in India
d) Education of the Marginalised, SCs & STs: Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward
e) Vocationalisation of Education in India
f) ‘SWAYAM’: the Indian e-Learning Platform
 
These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on Education which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 
 
Transforming Indian School Education
Towards a value
Women & Girls
Education of the Marginalised, SCs & STs
Vocationalisation of Education in India
SWAYAM

Agricultural productivity (Yojana)


Agriculture has been a way of life and continues to be the single most important livelihood of the masses. Agricultural policy focus in India across decades has been on self-sufficiency and self-reliance in foodgrains production. Considerable progress has been made on this front but it is falling short due to the rise in demand.

In the geographical aspect India has the highest advantage of farm area under cultivation, but the yield is neither encouraging nor remunerative to the cultivators.

So the solution lies in increasing productivity of agriculture. Hence to understand the different methods that can improve agricultural productivity in India following articles have been chosen from the Kurukshetra:

a) Technology Innovations to Increase Productivity in Agriculture

b) Efficient Use of Fertilizers can Increase Agricultural Production

c) Increasing Agriculture Productivity in Rainfed Areas

d) Climate Change-Impact on Agriculture

e) Milking It Right : The Problems and Prospects of the Dairy Sector in India

These Articles will provide a complete gist of the different dimensions on the topic which will prove to be fruitful in writing Mains answers. 

 

Technology Innovations to Increase Productivity in Agriculture
Efficient Use of Fertilizers can Increase Agricultural Production
Increasing Agriculture Productivity in Rainfed Areas
Climate Change
Milking It Right
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