Category Archives: HPAS

Cybercrime and drug menace – the mechanism to detect and control it in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 23, 2022

                                                                   Drug Menace Drug abuse– refers to the illicit drugs, non-medicinal use of several substances which includes cannabis, opium, heroin, cocaine. According to the recent report 2020, 3.2% of the Himachal Pradesh population use charas, ganja which is above average. Causes of drug abuse- Biological factor- Family history and genetic susceptibility Personality disorder or medical… Read More »

Skilled / Unskilled labour in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 11, 2022

Progressive reduction of unemployment and creation of employment opportunities has been one of the principal objectives of economic planning ever since the plan effort was undertaken in Himachal pradesh. Expansion of employment opportunities is a sine-qua-non to cover the backlog of unemployment and also to provide additional employment to the new entrants in the labour… Read More »

Tax base, Pros and Cons of Special Category status of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 11, 2022

Tax base collection Revenue comprises all the receipts of the government from taxes, custom duties, revenue from state-owned enterprises, capital revenues, and foreign aid. As per the HP budget estimates, the revenue receipts of the government for the year 2020-21 were estimated to be 24.56 % of the GSDP which were 19.86% in 2019-20 estimates.… Read More »

Growth of Industrial areas and types of Industries in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 10, 2022

INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE STATE In a growing state of economy, industrialization occupies an important place. Besides contributing its share to the overall economic growth and to the state domestic product, it is able to provide gainful employment opportunities to a large section of rural and urban population. It also helps in the utilization of immense… Read More »

Tribal welfare administration, Tribal sub-plan, and Single-line administration in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 9, 2022

Article 244 of the Indian constitution empowers the President to declare any area as a scheduled area or as a tribal area. Criteria to declare any area as a scheduled/tribal area- Distinctive culture Geographic isolation Economic backwardness Primitive traits Tribal welfare administration is significant to provide better administration along with improving the socio-economic development of… Read More »

Medicinal and Aromatic plants resources of the State of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 9, 2022

GS-1; SUB-UNIT- 3 The integral relation between medicinal and aromatic plants and the quality of human life has been there in our ancient scriptures and texts. Amongst the ancient civilization, India has been known to be a repository of medicinal plants. The Charaka Samhita and Sushurt Samhita (200-700 BC) has described the properties and the… Read More »

Appraisal of Education, Health, Physical and Financial Infrastructure Development in Himachal Pradesh- HPAS Mains

By | December 27, 2021

Education According to census 2011, literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh stands at 82.30% but it was only 31.96% when Himachal Pradesh attained status of full statehood.               Category                  Literacy rate                 Male                       89.53%                 Female                       75.93%                 Difference( male and female)                         13.6% As per census 2011 Elementary Education- Primary and middle… Read More »

Hill States under Colonial Power: Political and Administrative History, Grants, Sanads, and Territorial Aggresion – HPAS Mains

By | December 27, 2021

GS 1 UNIT- 1; SUB-UNIT- 3;  The period from 8th century added a new chapter in the history of the hill state. It marks the beginning of a turbulent period as the hill state of Himachal Pradesh witnessed various invasions from outside.  During this period adventurous Rajput migrants founded numerous states in the outer range… Read More »