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Day 90 – HOT
1. Civil society and voluntary sector occupy a prominent place in the democratic landscape of India. Their contribution in helping the state reaching out to the poor and giving voice to the common citizens can’t be overstated. However, rule of law must govern their functioning in matters of financing and objectives. In light of the controversy and debates surrounding the voluntary sector, analyse the statements given above.
2. Although the unpredictable monsoon often exacerbates the agrarian distress, the reasons more fundamental to the problems of agricultural sector lie in the structural and institutional factors. All this is compounded by a political class for which the rural farmers matters the most only during elections. Critically examine.
3. Perhaps, nothing is more fundamental in a democracy than a person’s right to vote. However, in India, large constituencies of voters that include the NRIs and domestic migrant labourers have been denied of this right due to practical difficulties in ensuring their participation in the democratic exercise. How do you view this issue? Is there a way out to address this fundamental problem? Discuss