Socio-Economic Issues, Reforms, Challenges & Development For UPSC GS-3

Socio-Economic Issues, Reforms, Challenges & Development For UPSC GS-3

This book covers all socio-economic issues, reforms, challenges & development in a systematic and comprehensive manner with the latest data and facts including constitutional provisions. Content based on General Studies Prelims & Mains syllabus and Economic Mains Questions for UPSC GS-3

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Socio-Economic book Mains Contents: Economic Mains Questions for UPSC GS-3

1. An Introduction to Socio-Economic Development

  • Evolution of ‘Concept of Development’
  • Concepts of Socio-Economic Development
  • Socio-Economic Development in India
  • Measuring Socio-Economic Development
  • Socio-Economic Disparity in India
  • Social Exclusion and Structural Discrimination in India
  • Criticism to India’s Socio Economic Policy

2. Human Development

  • Concept of Human Development
  • Measuring Human Development
  • Human Development in India
  • Government Interventions for Human Development
  • Criticisms to Human Development in India
  • Way Forward

3. Sustainable Development

  • Concept of Sustainable Development
  • Pillars of Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development: Genesis & Evolution
  • Government Initiatives to Promote Sustainable Development
  • Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Assessment of Sustainable Development
  • Criticism of Sustainable Development Policies in India

4. Inclusive Growth

  • Concept of Inclusive Growth
  • Dimensions of Inclusive Growth
  • Global Agenda for Inclusive Development
  • Inclusive Growth in India
  • Need for Inclusive Growth in India
  • Inclusive Growth Strategy in India
  • Challenges for Inclusive Growth in India
  • Measuring Inclusive Growth
  • Way Forward

5. Social Security

  • Concept of Social Security
  • Need for Social Security
  • Objectives of Social Security
  • Impact of Social Security
  • Social Security in India
  • Constitutional Mandate for Social Security
  • Judicial Intervention
  • Social Security Legislations in India
  • Issues Related to the Social Security Legislations in India
  • Recommendations for the Improvement
  • Indices on Social Security

6. Financial Inclusion

  • Concept of Financial Inclusion
  • Evolution of Financial Inclusion in India
  • Status of Financial Inclusion in India
  • Government Initiatives in India
  • Challenges to Financial Inclusion in India
  • Way Forward

7. Poverty

  • Concept of Poverty
  • Perspectives or Approaches on Poverty
  • Basic Causes of Poverty
  • Vicious Cycle of Poverty
  • World Pattern of Poverty
  • Poverty in India
  • Recent Poverty Trends
  • Historical Aspect of Measuring Poverty in India
  • Poverty Alleviation Strategy:
  • Genesis and Evolution
  • Critical Assessment of Poverty Alleviation Schemes
  • Way Forward

8. Inequality

  • Concept of Inequality
  • Measurement of Inequality
  • Global Inequality
  • Inequality in India
  • Causes of Persistent Income Inequality in India
  • Impact of Inequality
  • Measures to Counter Inequality
  • Government Initiatives

9. Hunger & Malnutrition

  • Basics of Hunger & Malnutrition
  • Causes of Hunger and Malnutrition
  • Measurement of Hunger and GHI
  • India on GHI
  • Hunger & Malnutrition in India
  • Impact of Hunger & Malnutrition
  • Countering Hunger & Malnutrition

10. Food Security

  • Concept of Food Security
  • Food Security in India
  • Minimum Support Price (MSP
  • Public Distribution System and Food Security
  • Way Forward

11. Healthcare in India

  • What is Health
  • Factors for Good Health
  • Healthcare System in India
  • Moving Health to Concurrent List
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy
  • Health Care Status in India
  • Health Indicators
  • Health Status with respect to MDGs
  • Status of Health SDGs in India
  • Issues Associated with Healthcare Infrastructure in India
  • Government Interventions
  • Challenges to Healthcare System in India
  • Suggestions for Improvement

12. Education in India

  • Development of Education in India
  • International Efforts for Children’s Education
  • Reports, Committees and Policies Related to Education
  • Current Status of Education in India
  • School Education
  • Higher Education in India

13. Employment in India

  • Concepts of Employment
  • Employment: Trends in India
  • India Employment Report 2024
  • Estimation of Employment & Unemployment
  • Types of Unemployment
  • Global Status of Unemployment
  • Women’s Participation in Economic Activities
  • Indian Institutions Related to Employment Survey
  • Way Forward

14. Universal Basic Income (UBI

  • Concept of UBI
  • Characteristics of UBI
  • Negative Income Tax (NIT
  • UBI Experiments in India and World
  • Challenges Associated with UBI
  • Critical Appraisal of UBI in India

15. Child & Adolescent in India

  • Definition of a Child
  • Status of Children in India
  • Important Indicators
  • Major Problems of Children
  • Constitutional Rights of Children
  • International Covenants for the Rights of Children
  • Government Interventions for Children’s Development
  • Way Forward

16. Women in India

  • Status of Women in India
  • Empowering Women & Promoting Gender Equity in India
  • Key Indicators of Socio-Economic Status of Women in India
  • Global Gender Gap Report 2023
  • Missing Girls
  • Causes of Discrimination and Inequality
  • Constitutional & Legal Provisions for Women in India
  • International Conventions
  • India’s Ongoing Policy Intervention for Women Development

17. Senior Citizens

  • India’s Changing Population Landscape
  • Challenges of Aging Population
  • Index on Quality of Life for Elderly
  • Welfare of Old Age People
  • International Covenants/ Initiatives
  • Statutory Measures Adopted for Old Aged People
  • India’s Policy Response to Ageing
  • Way Forward

18. Scheduled Castes in India

  • A Brief History of Scheduled Castes
  • Population of Scheduled Castes in India
  • Sex Ratio of Scheduled Castes
  • Literacy Rate of Scheduled Castes
  • Status of Scheduled Castes in India
  • Declaring a Community as a Scheduled Caste
  • Constitutional Safeguards
  • Statutory Safeguards
  • Institutional Support
  • Welfare Schemes for SCs in India
  • Way Forward

19. Scheduled Tribes in India

  • Concept of Scheduled Tribes
  • De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes
  • Status of Scheduled Tribes in India
  • Development of Scheduled Tribes in India
  • Constitutional Provisions
  • Committees/Commission on Tribals
  • Problems of Tribal Communities
  • Constitutional Safeguards for Scheduled Tribes
  • Scheduled and Tribal Areas
  • Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996
  • Statutes and Legislations for Scheduled Tribes
  • Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
  • Tribal Panchsheel
  • Programmes & Policies Related to Scheduled Tribes
  • Institutional Measures for STs
  • Constraints in Developmental Intervention for Scheduled Castes
  • Way Forward

20. Other Backward Classes

  • Internal Differentiation of the OBCs
  • Demographic Profile
  • Sanskritization and Social Mobility
  • Backward Classes Movements and their Politico-Economic Emergence
  • Government Intervention

21. Minorities

  • Concept of Minority
  • Safeguards for Minorities in India
  • Problems Faced by Minorities in India
  • Committees Related to Minorities
  • Schemes/ Initiatives to address Issues of Minorities

22. LGBT

  • Concept of LGBT
  • Evolution of the Rights of LGBT People in India
  • Status of LGBT in India
  • Problems Faced by LGBT People
  • Law and Policy Framework
  • Welfare Schemes for LGBT in India
  • Statutory Legislations

23. Differently-Abled Persons (Divyangjan)

  • Defining Disability
  • Status of Persons with Disabilities in India
  • Problems associated with Differently-Abled Persons
  • Reservation and Promotions for Differently-abled Persons
  • Debate over Reservation
  • Government Interventions
  • Parliamentary Legislations & Constitutional Safeguards
  • International Initiatives and Conventions
  • Key Imperatives for Empowering PwDs
  • National Institutes working in the field of Disability
  • General Legal Provisions Related to the Disabled
  • Way Forward

24. Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

  • Definitions of Terms associated with Addiction
  • Magnitude of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
  • Why Do People Abuse Drugs?
  • Theories Related to Drug Abuse
  • Types of Commonly Abused Drugs
  • Adverse Impacts of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Drugs, Crime and the Society
  • Treatment Modalities and Approaches
  • Government Interventions

25. Agrarian Distress in India

  • Agrarian Distress Survey
  • Underlying Reasons for A grarian Distress in India
  • Government Initiatives
  • Enduring Solutions to Counter Agrarian Distress
  • Way Forward

26. Rural Development in India

  • Concept of Rural Development
  • Scope & Importance of Rural Development
  • SDG Targets Related to Rural Development
  • Rural Development in India
  • Rural Development Research Institutes
  • Problems in Rural Development
  • Way Forward

27. Regional Imbalance

  • Concept of Regional Imbalance
  • Types of Regional Imbalance/Disparity
  • Regional Imbalance in India
  • Committees on Regional Imbalance
  • Indicators of Regional Imbalances in India
  • Causes of Regional Imbalances
  • Consequences of Regional Imbalance
  • Government Interventions to Counter Regional Imbalance
  • Incentives for Promoting Investment in Backward Regions
  • Way Forward

28. Demography of India

  • Census: Basic Concepts and Definitions
  • Census Process
  • 15th Census in India (2011)
  • Major Highlights of Census 2011
  • India’s Demographic Dividend
  • Young Population in India
  • Aging Population in India
  • Important Facts

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