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  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Development industry : NGO, SHG etc

  1. NGO and developmental issues
  2. Role of SHGs in women empowerment and rural empowerment
  3. Foreign Funding of NGOs
  4. Civil Society Groups

2015 MAINS

  1. Examine critically the recent changes in the rule governing foreign funding of NGOs under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 1976.
  2. The Self Help Group (SHG) Bank Linkage Program (SBLP), which is India’s own innovation , has proved to be one of the most effective poverty alleviation and women empowerment programme. Elucidate.
  3. How can be the role of NGOs be strengthened in India for development works relating to protection of the Environment? Discuss throwing light on the major constraints.

2013 MAINS

  1. The legitimacy and accountability of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and their patrons, the micro-finance outfits, need systematic assessment and scrutiny for the sustained success of the concept. Discuss.