Mains Value Addition
The rural economy can jump-start a revival
J&K talks through a wide lens
Syllabus— GS 2: IR
Syllabus— GS 3: Environment
Why in News?
The Government needs to reverse its neglect and policy missteps as key indicators show the sector has resilience.
Syllabus— GS 3- Indian Economy, Inclusive growth
The Statistics: –
Challenges of Indian Economy
Decline in jobs, income
Agriculture, a key driver
The challenge of an economic recovery is far more serious than the health pandemic despite official claims of there being an economic recovery.In this context discuss why there’s need for proactive intervention from the Government to protect the rural population by speeding up vaccination.
Why in News?
Vivek Katju writes: The point for consideration is if the talks are a part of the quiet and out-of-sight contacts between India and Pakistan which resulted in the February ceasefire along the Line of Control and the international border in J&K.
Syllabus—GS2: Issues related to Federalism
Importance of the Talks:
India-Pakistan Future ties:
Role of Afghan Factor in India-Pak ties:
The need for Pakistan is to look with fresh eyes if it is giving priority to geo-economics. It is high time for Pak to reach out to India on Afghan & recognize that this country has major security & economic interests there.
The current ceasefire along the LOC and the border in J&K is important for it has brought relief to those living in border areas and led to a fall in infiltration levels too.Comment