A ‘Good Practice’ is ‘a practice with various special characteristics such as innovativeness, ability to lead to an actual change, having an impact on the policy environment, replicability and sustainability. In India, various sectors are replete with a variety of development initiatives introduced and managed by National and State Governments. Some of these initiatives have showcased innovative approaches, effective strategies, sustainability, and exemplary ability to reach the marginalized.
GS SCORE’s “Good Practices” series captures the "best practices" from a host of topics to be quoted as examples and case studies and can even act as a full-fledged topic to be dealt as a part of the UPSC CSE Syllabus, it can also aid candidates in Essay and Ethics apart from GS.
This series includes topics from all dimensions including social security, IT infrastructure, education, women empowerment, environment, judiciary, cyber security, digital initiatives, local governance, etc. These initiatives are particularly noteworthy for their innovative implementation and impact as they are successfully addressing persistent challenges for improving the living conditions of the beneficiaries. The module is designed in a manner that captures both facts and analysis to provide a comprehensive understanding of the topic.
The series with its unique design becomes useful for all the stages of the UPSC CSE, i.e. Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. The covered examples and case studies will be helpful in mains answer enrichment/value addition. The data and value addition will give additional leverage to the aspirant in writing Essays and Ethics apart from GS for UPSC Civil Services Examination.
Water is the most important natural resource which is certainly facing issues of shortage and pollution. Governments all across the world are taking initiatives to conserve water for the current as well as for future generations. To this end, the Indian government has started several initiatives at the national level as well as the local level of its administration.
The Indian healthcare sector is growing faster due to its strengthening coverage, services, and increasing expenditure. The constant growth of the healthcare industry needs government interventions and initiatives to have better health indices and sustainable development. To this end, the government has started initiatives to support the health sector. The questions related to government initiatives and schemes related to healthcare are also asked by UPSC almost every year in Prelims or Main Examination. These questions could be based on any of the aspects of any initiative.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been implementing several schemes for developing and inclusiveness of Tribes in India. Issues associated with the rights and development of the tribal communities have also been asked by UPSC frequently in Prelims as well as Main Examination.
The tribal communities of India are deep-rooted in nature, and indigenous livelihoods and are mostly confined to their own people. From time to time the tribals have faced displacement and deprivation to facilitate various development projects. It is imperative that the policymakers continue to safeguard tribal rights to ensure society's inclusive development. For this purpose, the Indian government has started various initiatives for the tribal communities spread all across India.
Focus on gender equality and women's empowerment is necessary to achieve sustainable development. The government has time to time taken measures to improve women's status and taken measures to improve the status of women and enhance their contribution to the state-building and its development.
MSMEs are amongst the strongest drivers of economic development, innovation, and employment as a significant number of the population (11.10 crore) is dependent on this sector for employment. This sector also contributes more than 30% of India's GDP. Constant efforts are being made towards the upliftment of MSMEs under “Self Reliant India” through various schemes.
To build an inclusive society wherein members of the target groups are provided adequate support for their growth and development, the Department of social justice & empowerment through its programmes and schemes strives to bring the required change in society. These schemes become very important for the purpose of UPSC examination as these schemes are being asked in Prelims and Main examination both.
The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. MSMEs not only play a crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively
In the past decade or so, spring revival efforts using the principles of hydrogeology have become the most widely accepted model of springshed management (SM) by several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governmental agencies in the Himalayas. NITI Aayog has summarized a stock-take of the initiatives and existing learnings to document the best practices for a spring revival.
GS SCORE's 'Good Practices - Social Security (State-wise initiatives)', highlights the various initiatives taken by local administrations in different states.
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