11th January 2019 Centre aims for 20% cut in air pollution by 2024 Prelims and GS3 environmental issues Launches NCAPNational clean air program , a five year scheme that covers 102 cities at a cost of 300 crore scheme to provide the States and the Centre with a framework to combat air pollution But no specific target set .Plus implementational aspects ignored again A solution in search of a problem GS1 and Gs2 EWs quota already a hot topic.. The article is a critique 8 lakh ceiling too high According to NSSO data 99 percent household spends less than 8lakh per year seat for SC/ST and OBC etc etc But it has important data-The lHDS shows that among children aged 8-11, 68% of the forward caste children can read at Class 1 levelwhile the proportion is far lower for OBCs (56%), SCs (45%) and STS (40%). We need to focus on reducing inequalities 10 percent EWS quota reduces some .
Let the grassroots breathe GS2 Panchayati raj, Local self government issues Prelims Imposing minimum educational qualification as criteria to contest local polls Artilce 40 and 246(3) grant state govt power to make laws for enabling functioning of self governing units .SC in Rajbala vs state of haryana case has upholded such rules, citing greater administrative effectiveness But now Rajasthan govt has revoked such rules .So issue becomes important- PROs-Educated representatives will ensure better administrative efficiency , informed decision making promote literacy and education in society Open defecation is more due to non awareness and chalta hai atitude rather than poverty CONS -restricts a citizen's right to contest elections thereby challenges the basic premise of a democracy. Denying the right to contest effectively restricts the right of a citizen to vote for a candidate of her choice since more than half the population is restricted from contesting +Denying the right to contest effectively restricts the right of a citizen to vote for a candidate of her choice since more than half the population is restricted from contesting. +unequal access to education, it is cruel to blame citizens for the failure of the state to fulfil its constitutional obligations Other data- InVishakhapatnam municipal poll last held in 2007
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