Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
5) With the economic centre of gravity shifting to states, India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism. Elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the cooperative federalism.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the current scenario of the Indian economy and why cooperative federalism is the key to this problem.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief define cooperative federalism.
First provide facts for the current economic conditions in the country.
Explain in detail the cooperative federalism.
Take hints from the article and explain in what way the federalism can prove to be a solution.
Conclude that India’s prospects, including our aspiration for a $5 trillion economy, depend on the Centre and the states working together.