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5)Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchan Project will ensure better upkeep of monuments and boost tourism. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

5)Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchan Project will ensure better upkeep of monuments and boost tourism. Analyze.(250 words)

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Why this question

Dalmia group adopting Red Fort has led to a debate over the move. Many people see the transfer of responsibility of management of nationally important monuments to private parties as a bad move, while others understand the benefit that it will provide. It is important to discuss the pros and cons of the policy of the government that enabled this move.

Key demand of the question

The focus of the question is on determining whether apni dharohar scheme through which private parties will adopt monuments will enable better facilities being developed there, better maintenance and management etc. The question also asks us to determine how will it help in boosting tourism.

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Analyze – When asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. Here we have to explain the scheme, examine the debates that it raises, assess the impact that the scheme will have, mention the precautions that need to be taken and finally a way forward.

 

Structure of the answer

Introduction – explain apni dharohar scheme.

 

Body

  • Mention the status quo. Why is such a scheme necessary.
  • Examine whether involvement of private companies in handling national monuments will help in better upkeep and management, or whether the furore generated is justified. Highlight the provisions of the scheme such as the project is a non-revenue-generating one and no financial bids were involved. It envisages limited access to non-core areas and monuments won’t be handed over
  • Highlight the precautions that need to be taken – involvement of ASI in maintenance etc
  • Discuss the positive impact that it might have on tourism and the indirect benefits from the scheme – more revenue, more employment etc

 

Conclusion – Summarise your arguments and provide a way forward.