Q) India lives in the States. If the Centre takes them along, it might help attain the balance envisaged by the Finance Commission needed to drive the country onto a double­ engine growth trajectory from the current situation. Discuss.

Why this Question:

Recently, the Finance Commission has presented its report for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Key Demand of the Question:

Current situation of the Indian economy that needs cumulative efforts from the Centre and the states.


Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.


Write about India being a Union of states whose real existence is in the states.


In the first part, highlight the challenges the Indian economy is facing especially in the post Covid world.

In the next part, highlight the issues between the Centre and the states that have been a hindrance in the full-fledged development of India.


Conclude with the importance of cooperative federalism in India.