Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 07 February 2023
- Development from Doles
- The Need to Reconsider Himalayan Hydropower Projects
It is a brave move to reorient support in the agri-food-rural space from doles towards development. The budget has done well to reorient government spending on subsidies towards rural infrastructure schemes.
GS Paper-3: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government Budgeting
The most recent budget realigned government spending on infrastructure projects in rural areas and away from subsidies. Is it a brave move? critically assess (250 words).
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- Concerns about the effects of hydropower projects on the Himalayan region have been raised in light of the recent crisis in Joshimath and the previous glacier burst.
- It has sparked discussions in the area about how to strike a balance between economic growth and environmental preservation.
GS Paper-3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Given the recent crisis in the Himalayan region, hydropower projects there should be reevaluated. Discuss (150 words)
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