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Environment protection laws, Policies and regulatory framework

The Environment Protection Act is an important legislation that provides for coordination of activities of the various regulatory agencies, creation of authorities with adequate powers for environmental protection, regulation of the discharge of environmental pollutants, handling of hazardous substances, etc. The Act provided an opportunity to extend legal protection to non-forest habitats (‘Ecologically Sensitive Areas’) such as grasslands, wetlands and coastal zones.The Environment (Protection) Act was enacted in 1986 with the objective of providing for the protection and improvement of the environment. It empowers the Central Government to establish authorities charged with the mandate of preventing environmental pollution in all its ... Read more

Infrastructural development and issues

Advance Infrastructure Good quality infrastructure is critical to sustainable growth, especially for rural areas. As over 60 per cent of the population lives in rural areas, with low levels of per capital income, there is need to impart greater attention in improving rural infrastructure. Currently the rural infrastructure is inadequate to support over 600,000 villages. Investment in rural transport infrastructure stimulates the rural economy and hence acts as a tool for poverty reduction. The services in the rural sector, like market access, education, health, and communication depend on the availability of infrastructure. A common observation has been that the rural ... Read more

Regional Imbalances and Migration

Regional imbalances and income inequalitiies in India: Steps taken by the Government to reduce it. Regional imbalance is the disparity in economic and social development of two regions. One region/city/area is stronger than another region/city/area. Regions develop when investments are made to set up industries, service sectors, educational institutions, health care facilities etc. Income inequality is the unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy. Income inequality is often presented as the percentage of income to a percentage of population. The problem of regional disparities is a global phenomenon and, for India, up to a great extent, an inheritance from the colonial past. For ... Read more

Issues of Direct and Indirect Subsidy for farm sector and other social sectors. 

  Issues of Direct and Indirect Subsidy for farm sector and other social sectors.  Subsidy is one of the powerful fiscal instruments, besides taxes and others, by which the objective of growth and social justice may be achieved.   Subsidies alter relative prices and budget constraints and thereby affect decisions concerning production, consumption and allocation of resources. Like many other countries, subsidies in Indian economy are pervasive. These are explicit or hidden and include the areas such as education, health, environment and variety of economic activities including agriculture and transport. Nearly 66 per cent of the people in India are ... Read more

31.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH CM to inaugurate plastic waste mgmt project   Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate Plastic Waste Management Project on World Environment Day on June 5 at Samanvay Bhavan Bhopal. Chouhan will give away prizes to the institutes, individuals for outstanding work in the field of environment and winners of painting contest and mini marathon organised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board during the programme.   Various programmes focussed on “End of Plastic Pollution” in state are being organised in the state from May 27 to June 5 by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. Swachhata Abhiyan has ... Read more

18.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH Cabinet approves mental rehab institute at Bhopal   The National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation will be set up in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Union Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday at New Delhi approved its establishment. This Institute will be set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.   The main objectives of the institute are to provide rehabilitation services to the persons with mental illness, capacity development in the area of mental health rehabilitation, policy ... Read more

17.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH Establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at Bhopal   The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.   The estimated cumulative cost of the project is Rs. 179.54 crore in first three years. This includes non-recurring expenditure of Rs. 128.54 crore and recurring expenditure of Rs. 51 crore.   The main objectives of the NIMHR are to provide rehabilitation ... Read more

Information sharing and transparency in government and Right to information act 2005

Information sharing and transparency in government and Right to information act 2005 Transparency and accountability in administration as the sine qua non of participatory democracy, gained recognition as the new commitments of the state towards its citizens. It is considered imperative to enlist the support and participation of citizens in management of public services. Traditionally, participation in political and economic processes and the ability to make informed choices has been restricted to a small elite in India. Consultation on important policy matters, even when they directly concern the people was rarely the practice. Information-sharing being limited, the consultative process was ... Read more

Aptitude

Aptitude An aptitude is a component of a competence to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. Outstanding aptitude can be considered “talent”. An aptitude may be physical or mental. Aptitude is inborn potential to do certain kinds of work whether developed or undeveloped. Ability is developed knowledge, understanding, learned or acquired abilities (skills) or attitude. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to skills and achievement, which represent knowledge or ability that is gained through learning. According to Gladwell and Colvin  “often it is difficult to set apart an outstanding performance merely because of talent ... Read more

29-30.04.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH Vocational education scheme in mp for govt school students   The vocational education scheme is being run with the help of the Central Government for development of employment-oriented skills of students studying in Government schools in the State.   Initially, the School Education Department started two trades in 50 higher secondary schools. After this, vocational education has been expanded in 263 development block level schools. Now students are being provided vocational education in 8 trades in these schools. Presently nearly 63,000 students are being provided vocational education.   This vocational education is being provided in Beauty and Wellness, ... Read more