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Governance in General Studies



  Sep 07, 2023

General Studies Governance


State Capacity in India: An Overview

 

Definition:

State capacity in India pertains to the government's ability in formulating and executing policies, as well as rendering public services effectively.
 

Key Examples Demonstrating State Capacity:

 
Technological Prowess:
 
Aadhaar Program: A monumental initiative aimed at endowing over a billion citizens with a unique identity. The undertaking necessitated the establishment of robust technological infrastructure.
 
 
Fiscal Reforms:
 
Goods and Services Tax (GST): Exemplifying the government's ability to harmonize tax reforms across diverse states, GST stands as a significant achievement in fiscal coordination.
 
 
Social Welfare Initiatives:
 
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA): This act underscores the administrative capacity to assure employment to millions, reinforcing the government's commitment to its citizens.
 
 
Infrastructure Enhancement:
 
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: An initiative spotlighting the government's endeavors to bolster sanitation infrastructure, further highlighting its focus on improving public health and hygiene.
 

Conclusion:

These instances reflect India's relentless pursuits in bolstering state capacity, focusing on intricate coordination, infrastructural development, and efficient service provision.


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