Regionalism: “Son of the Soil” Doctrine

  Meaning of the Doctrine: it is the view that a state specifically belongs to the main linguistic group inhabiting it or that the state constitutes the exclusive ‘homeland’ of its main language speakers who are the ‘sons of the soil’ or the ‘local’ residents. All others who live there or are settled there and

Regionalism: How to Combat it?

  Development of Transport and Communication: Transport and communication network should be improved so that people of a region may find it easier to visit other regions and develop friendly relations with people therein. Removal of Regional Imbalance: Uneven economic development and regional imbalance has been the main cause of disgruntlement among the people of

Regionalism: What are the Causes?

  Regionalism is a multi-dimensional phenomenon in terms of its components, such as geographical, historico-cultural, linguistic, economic, political and administrative forces have been the main determinants of regionalism in India. Geographical Components: After independence, several old Princely states were merged in the neighbouring big states in India. The people and even elite and civil servants

Regionalism: Its Genesis, Govt’s Pro-active Role and Regional Inequality

  Genesis of Regionalism in India: The genesis of regionalism in India dates back to the partition of the Bengal in 1905. The various acts of the British government had planted and sustained the regional feelings. The Congress had also helped the growth of regional idea through the commitment and struggle for creating linguistic states

Regionalism: Definition, Dimensions and Objectives

  Definition: Regionalism is derived from the word region. A region is homogeneous area with physical and cultural characteristics distinct from those of neighbouring area, as part of a national domain. The term “regionalism” properly represents the regional idea in action as an ideology or as a social movement or as the theoretical basis for

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY – U)

  Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation The Hon’ble President of India, in his address to the Joint Session of Parliament on 9th June, 2014 had announced “By the time the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence, every family will have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24×7 electricity

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G)

  Released on: 1st April 2016 Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development Background: Public housing programme in the country started with the rehabilitation of refugees immediately after independence and since then, it has been a major focus area of the Government as an instrument of poverty alleviation. Rural housing programme, as an independent programme, started

Chabahar Port: Its Development and Strategic Importance

  Introduction: In May 2015, India signed an important agreement with Iran, by entering into an MoU, in  the field of strategic cooperation. The deal pertains to India’s investment in the development of Chabahar port, in the north Arabian Sea. It was a bold step on India’s part to go ahead and ful-fill India’s strategic

Detailed analysis of Current Affairs: September 22, 2017

  NEW PPP POLICY TO PROMOTE PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING What is it: Central Government announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands besides opening up immense potential for private investments in

What is Peer to Peer Lending? and Crowd Funding?

  Crowd Funding: ‘Crowd Funding’ generally refers to a method of funding a project or venture through small amounts of money raised from a large number of people, typically through a portal acting as an intermediary. There are numerous forms of crowd funding: some are charitable donations that provide intangible benefits but no financial returns;

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