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What are the objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme? Do you think it has contributed to the deepening of cooperative federalism in India?

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.

2. What are the objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme? Do you think it has contributed to the deepening of cooperative federalism in India? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme and to evaluate to what extent it has furthered cooperative federalism in India.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining cooperative federalism in India.

Body:

In the first part, write about the objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme.

Next, write about successes of the scheme in deepening cooperative federalism in India. Substantiate with facts and examples.

Next, write about shortcomings of the scheme and how it can further be leveraged to enhance cooperative federalism.

Conclusion:

Conclude by passing a balanced judgement on the scheme in regards to deepening of cooperative federalism in India.