Governance and Political Studies
Shipbuilding - A Larger National Perspective

… shipbuilding industry can be a major employment creator with relatively large spin-offs for ancillary industries unlike the automobile and other manufacturing industry … shipbuilding industry has not received the required attention and focused view of competing priorities, uncertainties and lack of assurance on short term returns on government policy measures ... it is essential to galvanize the shipbuilding as a strategic infrastructure industry with the required policy, legislative and institutional measures …

Policy Initiatives for The New Government - Building a ‘New India’

On May 30, 2019, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Modi was sworn in after the NDA registered an unprecedented 350 seats in the Lok Sabha. The new government will undoubtedly continue to implement the various good policies that it initiated in 2014-2019. However, the ambition of building ‘New India’ will require deeper reforms in a variety of areas.

Indus Water Treaty: An Appraisal

… a Task Force to review the IWT is a good move and hopefully it will help India in creating adequate water management infrastructure in a time bound manner so that she is able to utilise all the waters that she is entitled to harness. The unending debate over ‘Rights of Pakistan vs Needs of India’ may be left to continue without having to abrogating the IWT …

Employability in India: Understanding Demography and the Skills Gap

… skill development programmes must begin at the primary school level … vocationalisation of education should be introduced to prevent drop-outs … curriculum of vocational education must take into consideration the local resources and natural skills of the region … assessment of the human resources and career counselling must begin very early in schools and integrated manpower planning at the district level should be encouraged …

The Conclave on River Basin Management Equitable Use of River Basin Water

Introduction Water Management in India has always been a challenge because of large temporal and spatial variations in its availability. The task is becoming more challenging due to global warming having significant impact on water availability both in space and time. The challenge is accentuated by the increasing population pressure and uses, resulting in water scarcity in many areas.

Freebies and Good Governance

Background and Argument I have chosen to speak on a subject of contemporary interest and importance: ‘Freebies and Good Governance’. I deliberately withheld the umbrella in suggesting the title of the talk that provides both inspiration and legitimacy to ‘freebies and good governance in India’ and this is the concept of ‘welfare state’. Click here to read full paper

Nehru Era’s Defence and Security Policies and Their Legacy

Introduction During the nationalist movement and struggle for independence, there was little attention paid to articulation of India’s defence and security policies by the Indian National Congress (INC). Allusions to concepts and precepts of defence of an independent India were entirely absent from INC party resolutions and documents or for that matter in the speeches of the political leadership. Click here to read full Paper

Contamination of Water Resources and Associated Health Hazards: The Need of a Safe Water Policy and Proper Institutional Response with Special Reference to India

Abstract In this research paper the author has discussed the different aspects of water borne diseases, their impact on human health and means for ensuring safe drinking water in the country. Water borne diseases are a big burden on developing countries like India. The availability of safe drinking water would be a grave challenge for the government as the population of our country is rising sharply, and as per some estimates, by 2025 half of the nation’s population would be residing in urban areas.

Health Infrastructure in India: Critical Analysis of Policy Gaps in the Indian Healthcare Delivery

Today the health infrastructure of India is in pathetic condition, it needs radical reforms to deal with new emerging challenges. On the one hand the role of private players is continuously increasing in healthcare sector, but simultaneously healthcare facilities are getting costly, and becoming non-accessible for the poor. The government hospitals are facing the problem of lack of resources and infrastructure; there are inadequate number of beds, rooms, and medicines. In this research paper the authors have discussed the present scenario of healthcare facilities and personnel.

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