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Local body elections play a crucial role in the democratic governance of India. However, these elections are plagued by several issues that hinder their effectiveness and inclusivity. In light of this, critically examine the challenges faced during local body elections in India and propose comprehensive strategies to address them.

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

3. Local body elections play a crucial role in the democratic governance of India. However, these elections are plagued by several issues that hinder their effectiveness and inclusivity. In light of this, critically examine the challenges faced during local body elections in India and propose comprehensive strategies to address them. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses the significance of local body elections in West Bengal and highlights the need for peaceful and fair elections at the grassroots level.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the issues with local body election in India and ways to resolve them.

Directive word: 

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly explain the significance of local body elections in India.

Body:

First, write about the Issues in Local Body Elections in India -Lack of awareness and voter education, Low voter turnout, Limited knowledge about candidates and inadequate representation and inclusivity etc.

Next, write about the steps to counter issues in local body elections.

Conclusion:

Suggest a way forward.