Pulicat Lake: Current events of national and international importance
UPSC SyllabusIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
3. Governance Index: On study of States on governance (GS-2) & CSAT-1
The nation wide comparative study of States on governance carried out by the Government of India, as seen in the Good Governance Index (GGI), is a welcome exercise to incentivise States to competitively deliver on public services to the citizens. This is not the first time that benchmarking of States has been carried out. Different agencies including NITI Aayog, the government’s policy thinktank, are evaluating the States on different parameters. The findings of the GGI’s inaugural edition are significant in many respects. Although Tamil Nadu has always had the reputation of being a better run State, it is only now that it is ranked first in any study of this kind.
4. Problem with figures (GS-2)
National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
5. Not a drop to waste (GS-3)
UPSC SyllabusWater conservation
In 2020, according to the Niti Aayog, 21 Indian cities, including Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru, will run out of groundwater. The Aayog’s “Composite Water Management Index” (CWMI), released in June, notes that “Seventy per cent of our water resources are contaminated”. Several other reports, including the Central Water Commission’s “Water and Water Related Statistics 2019”, have thrown light on the poor state of India’s groundwater aquifers.
Composite Water Management Index: The National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has developed the Composite Water Management Index to enable effective water management in India n states.
Copyright @ 2010 Classic IAS Academy All Rights Reserved (A Unit of Wezen Education Pvt. Ltd.)