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nazeerquadri | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 22, 2010 at 1:03 PM via web

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What are the significant challenges to effective governance in India?

What are the significant challenges to effective governance in India?

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted September 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM (Answer #2)

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Answer to this question is dependent very much on the perception of the person answering the question.

Some of the main kind of challenges identified by different set of people include the following.

  1. Size of the country and its population. This problem is compounded by high rates of population growth.
  2. Diversity of the people. This includes, among others, the problems created by regional, caste and religious differences.
  3. Current state of low economic development. This includes among other parameters like per capita income, infrastructure, and literacy.
  4. Inefficiency and corruption in government.
  5. Lack of discipline and a spirit of achieving perfection among people. This means that people are prone to accept the things as they are on narrow, small short term considerations, rather than take pains to improve things in the long run.
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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:17 AM (Answer #3)

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I think that this a highly relevant question.  India's ascent into a world power from an economic standpoint will have to also broaden into the political dimension, as well.  Certainly, India's brand of coalition- style democracy is compelling because it brings more voices into the process.  Yet, there is a lingering belief and perception that the politicians in India are corrupt and engage in corrupting practices based on graft and privilege.  No one would be naive to presume that there is no corruption in any government, yet I think that Indian government must present itself as more transparent in order to alleviate the challenge that a democracy faces when its citizenry believes it to be illegitimate.  At the same time, I think that being able to ensure that government must speak for all of its citizens is going to be critical.  So much of India's political reality lives in the rural area or villages that Indian government cannot simply be localized in urban areas and not pay attention to the rural or traditional contingent.  In this light, Indian government faces a crisis of outreach.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM (Answer #4)

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The size of the population is obviously a problem for anyone needing to govern India. The fairly recent changes in the economy are also a challenge, because only some of the country is developed. You have cities that are technologically advanced and parts of the countryside that are very rural.
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rokker | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM (Answer #5)

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Some of the main kind of challenges identified by different set of people include the following.

  1. Size of the country and its population. This problem is compounded by high rates of population growth.
  2. Diversity of the people. This includes, among others, the problems created by regional, caste and religious differences.
  3. Current state of low economic development. This includes among other parameters like per capita income, infrastructure, and literacy.
  4. Inefficiency and corruption in government.
  5. Lack of discipline and a spirit of achieving perfection among people. This means that people are prone to accept the things as they are on narrow, small short term considerations, rather than take pains to improve things in the long run.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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rokker | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM (Answer #6)

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The size of the population is obviously a problem for anyone needing to govern India. The fairly recent changes in the economy are also a challenge, because only some of the country is developed. You have cities that are technologically advanced and parts of the countryside that are very rural.

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