Indian Express, “New scheme on anvil to upgrade rural roads
- Ruhi Tiwari
- Feb 21,
As per the directive principles of state policy enshrined in Part IV of ‘the Constitution of India’, ‘the State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases of deserved want.’ This clearly indicates that service delivery has been a major focus for the government in making polices. Many programmes aimed at delivering basic services to the citizens are formulated. However, implementation or the delivery of these programmes hasn’t been very effective and delivery of basic public services varies widely. The present paper is an attempt to discuss the performance of various rural basic services in India.