- L7/P4: Rural infrastructure: roads & electrification
- L7/P5: Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Indira Awas, GRAM, BRGF, RGPSA
- L7/P6: RURBAN Mission & Sansad Adarsh Gram
- L7/P7: Urban: Housing & legal reforms
- L7/P8: Smart: Cities, Prasad, Hriday
- On 29th May 2015, I started the session on Urban and Rural infrastructure from Budget-2015 & Economic Survey.
- Total 2:30 hours, split into 5 parts.
- PowerPoint of the lecture, available at mediafire.com/folder/2bb433i58hp2v/General_Studies_Mrunal
- Medium of instruction- Hindi.
- English version not possible for the moment, because I’m required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English-text articles or English PPTs on the site.
- recap of the previous lecture
- Self-study topics from India yearbook 2015 chapter 24. on urban and rural development
- Rural India: census -related GK
- rural electrification: Rajiv Gandhi gramin vidhyutikaran Yojana and Din Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana: nodal ministry, salient feature, cost:sharing
- rural roads: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
- Rural drinking water and irrigation water schemes in Budget 2015
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/kxoui25_kj4
- Chronology of sanitation –related schemes since the 80s.
- Clean India Mission: targets and deadline
- One Purpose but to implementing ministries: Swachh Bharat Mission, Din Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, Prasad-Hriday
- organisational structure at national, state, district, PRI and ULB level that will implement SBM or Clean India mission
- Swachhta Doot: foot soldiers to generate IEC- information, education and communication.
- Provision for public and private funding in clean India mission
- Rural toilets: separate toilets at schools, individual household toilets (Rs.12,000), community sanitary complexes (Rs.2 lakh)
- Urban toilets: individual household toilets (Rs.4000), community toilets, public toilets and temporary toilets.
- Provisions for municipal waste Management, transport, storage, recycling and treatment.
- Rural housing: Indira Awas Yojana and the proposed GRAM (National Graming Awas mission)
- Macro Rural Development: backward region grant fund (BRGF) and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Shashktikaran Yojana (RGPSA) – implementing Ministry, funding pattern, removal under Modi-raj.
- Mock Questions for UPSC Prelims
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/QZgeiaJOLj4
- Sansad Adarsh gram Yojana: criteria for village selection, separate provisions for elected MPs and nominated MPs.
- Why this scheme has no monetary allotment?
- How will it improve Public participation and value system?
- Mock question for Mains: Socio-economic transformation of Rural India can’t be achieved without inculcating the sense of pride & volunteerism among its citizens. Discuss the importance of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in this regard.
- UPA’s PURA: providing urban amnesties in rural areas
- Modi’s Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM): implementing Ministry, funding pattern, salient features
- Gujarat’s Rurban centre-cluster Development model and the process of Rurbanization.
- Mock question for Mains: Discuss in brief, the importance of Rurban mission for bringing down the divide between India vs Bharat OR promoting reverse migration (GS1)
- Historic Figures: Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukhrjee and Pt. Din Dayal Upadhyaya- their contribution in building modern India.
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/s_tcYDel3mk
- difference between statutory town and census town
- census definition of a city
- National Housing bank (NHB)’s RESIDEX index
- Rajiv Awas Yojana, Rajiv Rinn detergent Yojana, Sardar patel urban housing mission: implementing Ministry and salient provisions of.
- Legal reforms for urban housing: Draft Tenancy Act 2015, Real estate Development bill 2015
- urban infrastructure development: Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)- implementing Ministry, salient features of
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/mQ-ob-y65NA
- Mains GS1: urbanization, their problems and their remedies- an overview
- Definition of smart cities.
- Why do we need smart cities? some real examples.
- Benchmark and pillars of Smart cities- smart electricity, water and sanitation, public transport, housing infrastructure, education infrastructure, healthcare, connectivity and economic infrastructure- benchmarks for each
- Three documents required for applying as smart city, process of shortlisting and selection by states and union government.
- Funding mechanism for Smart city: budget allotment, user fees, FDI, REITs, InvITs mechanism and SEBI norms
- Criticism against Smart city project: (1) ghost towns of China (2) Activist Opposition (3) Sociologist Opposition
- Prasad: Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive by tourism Ministry – salient features of
- Hriday: Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana- salient features of.
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/DUmkvjatdbw
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