Q.1) The Street Vendors Act, 2014 has done justice to its target population and to its main objectives. Critically comment. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? - Uneven implementation of the Street Vendors Act of 2014, is creating problems in the implementation of the PM SVANidhi Scheme.

Intro - A brief about status of Street vendors in India.


  • Salient features of the act
  • Challenges faced in the implementation of the act

Way ahead - PMSVANidhi etc.

Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion


Q.2) Deliberate on the problems in infrastructure development in India. (150 words)

Why this question?

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved three infrastructure proposals worth ₹7,725 crore for setting up greenfield industrial cities with connectivity to major transportation corridors such as the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors, expressways and National Highways.

Introduction: Discuss the importance of infrastructure in a developing economy.


Problems in infrastructure development in India: 

  • Financing
  • Land Acquisition
  • Clearances from numerous agencies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 
  • Poor pre-construction planning.

Govt.initiatives: Dedicated freight corridors, expressways and National Highways

Conclusion: Summarize and provide a way forward.