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 Land Reforms

 Green Revolution and Second Green Revolution


 Minimum Support Prices (MSP), Procurement prices, Issue price (important. who
decides the MSP, the current MSP for principal crops etc)
 Buffer Stock (norms, current data)
 Economic Cost of Foodgrains
 Decentralised Procurement Scheme
 Rising Food Subsidy
 National Flood Security Bill
 Agricultural Marketing
 e-choupal
 Trifed
 Nafed
 Storing facilities for Agriculture Products (role of FCI, CWC and other central and
state agencies)
 Agricultural Credit (linked to farmer suicides in many states)
 Commodity Futures Market
 Farm Waste Debate
 Irrigation
 National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and other Missions like National Bamboo
Mission, National Horticulture Mission etc.
 Macro Management of Agriculture (MMA)
 Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
 National Agricultural Policy, 2000 (should know the important points at all times)
 Agricultural Insurance
 Extension Services
 National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
 WTO and the Indian Agriculture: Prospects and Challenges (also relevant for
Mains)
 WTO and Agricultural Subsidies (also relevant for Mains)

Money and Banking


 Indian Money Market
 Indian Capital Market
 Monetary Policy Tools
 Financial Institutions
 Mutual Fund (MF)
 Bank & Non-Bank Institutions
 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCS)
 Reserve Bank of India
 Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)
 Base Rate
 Nationalisation and Development of Banking
 Financial Sector Reforms
 Banking Sector Reform
 New Rules for Opening Banks
 The Menace of NPAS
 Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and Why to Maintain CAR?
 Non-Resident Indian Deposits
 Primary and Secondary Markets
 Stock Exchange
 SEBI
 Important Terms of Stock Market
 Short Selling
 Insurance Industry
 Insurance Reforms
 National Export Insurance Account

Industry and Infrastructure


 Industrial Policy Resolution, 1948, 1956, 1969, 1980, 1985-86
 Disinvestment
 Investment Challenge
 New Manufacturing Policy
 National Policy on Electronics
 India Infrastructure and Finance Company

External Trade
 Foreign Currency Assets
 Foreign Exchange Reserve
 Fixed Currency Regime
 Floating Currency Regime
 Managed Exchange Rates
 Foreign Exchange Market
 Exchange Rate in India
 Trade Balance
 Trade Policy
 Depreciation
 Devaluation
 Revaluation
 Appreciation
 Current Account
 Capital Account
 Balance of Payment (BoP)
 Convertibility
 LERMS
 NEER
 REER
 EFF
 IMF Conditions on India
 Hard Currency
 Soft Currency
 Hot Currency
 Heated Currency
 Cheap Currency
 Dear Currency
 Special Economic Zone
 Autonomous Bodies
 Other Organizations
 Advisory Bodies

External Assistance and International Economic Organizations


This topic is also of high relevance for Mains GS paper.

 International Monetary System


 Bretton Woods Development
 International Monetary Fund
 World Bank
 Asian Development Bank
 OECD
 World Trade Organisation (WTO)
 WTO Negotiations and India

Public Finance
 Budget
 Fiscal Policy
 Limiting Government Expenditure (fiscal deficit and other deficits)
 Fiscal Consolidation in India
 Zero-Base Budgeting
 Charged Expenditure
 Types of Budgets
 Cut Motion
 Interest Payments
 Subsidies (direct cash transfer currently in the news)
 Government Debt
 State-Level Finances (the mess state governments are in)

Poverty, Social Security and Sustainable Development


 Human and Gender Development
 Inclusive Development
 Poverty and Inclusive Growth (BPL definition, methods to estimate poverty
and recommendations of committees)
 Inequality
 Employment
 Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation Programmes
 Social Protection
 Rural Infrastructure
 Urban Infrastructure
 Skill Development
 Education
 Health
 Women and Child Development

Planning, Growth and Development


 Economic Growth and Development Definitions
 Planned and Mixed Economy
 Emphasis on the Public Sector
 Origin and Expansion of Planning
 Types of Planning
 Major Objectives of Planning
 Planning Commission
 National Development Council
 Central Planning
 Multi-Level Planning
 Way to Decentralised Planning and Importance
 The Planning Commission & The Finance Commission
 The Changing Nature and Role of Planning
 Economic Reforms
 Economic Reforms In India
 Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation

Inflation
 Why Inflation Occurs
 Types of Inflation
 Other Variants of Inflation
 Other Important Terms
 Effects of Inflation

Indian Tax Structure


 Methods of Taxation Land Reforms
 Green Revolution and Second Green Revolution
 Minimum Support Prices (MSP), Procurement prices, Issue price (important. who
decides the MSP, the current MSP for principal crops etc)
 Buffer Stock (norms, current data)
 Economic Cost of Foodgrains
 Decentralised Procurement Scheme
 Rising Food Subsidy
 National Flood Security Bill
 Agricultural Marketing
 e-choupal
 Trifed
 Nafed
 Storing facilities for Agriculture Products (role of FCI, CWC and other central and
state agencies)
 Agricultural Credit (linked to farmer suicides in many states)
 Commodity Futures Market
 Farm Waste Debate
 Irrigation
 National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and other Missions like National Bamboo
Mission, National Horticulture Mission etc.
 Macro Management of Agriculture (MMA)
 Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
 National Agricultural Policy, 2000 (should know the important points at all times)
 Agricultural Insurance
 Extension Services
 National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
 WTO and the Indian Agriculture: Prospects and Challenges (also relevant for
Mains)
 WTO and Agricultural Subsidies (also relevant for Mains)

Money and Banking


 Indian Money Market
 Indian Capital Market
 Monetary Policy Tools
 Financial Institutions
 Mutual Fund (MF)
 Bank & Non-Bank Institutions
 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCS)
 Reserve Bank of India
 Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)
 Base Rate
 Nationalisation and Development of Banking
 Financial Sector Reforms
 Banking Sector Reform
 New Rules for Opening Banks
 The Menace of NPAS
 Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and Why to Maintain CAR?
 Non-Resident Indian Deposits
 Primary and Secondary Markets
 Stock Exchange
 SEBI
 Important Terms of Stock Market
 Short Selling
 Insurance Industry
 Insurance Reforms
 National Export Insurance Account

Industry and Infrastructure


 Industrial Policy Resolution, 1948, 1956, 1969, 1980, 1985-86
 Disinvestment
 Investment Challenge
 New Manufacturing Policy
 National Policy on Electronics
 India Infrastructure and Finance Company

External Trade
 Foreign Currency Assets
 Foreign Exchange Reserve
 Fixed Currency Regime
 Floating Currency Regime
 Managed Exchange Rates
 Foreign Exchange Market
 Exchange Rate in India
 Trade Balance
 Trade Policy
 Depreciation
 Devaluation
 Revaluation
 Appreciation
 Current Account
 Capital Account
 Balance of Payment (BoP)
 Convertibility
 LERMS
 NEER
 REER
 EFF
 IMF Conditions on India
 Hard Currency
 Soft Currency
 Hot Currency
 Heated Currency
 Cheap Currency
 Dear Currency
 Special Economic Zone
 Autonomous Bodies
 Other Organizations
 Advisory Bodies

External Assistance and International Economic Organizations


This topic is also of high relevance for Mains GS paper.

 International Monetary System


 Bretton Woods Development
 International Monetary Fund
 World Bank
 Asian Development Bank
 OECD
 World Trade Organisation (WTO)
 WTO Negotiations and India

Public Finance
 Budget
 Fiscal Policy
 Limiting Government Expenditure (fiscal deficit and other deficits)
 Fiscal Consolidation in India
 Zero-Base Budgeting
 Charged Expenditure
 Types of Budgets
 Cut Motion
 Interest Payments
 Subsidies (direct cash transfer currently in the news)
 Government Debt
 State-Level Finances (the mess state governments are in)

Poverty, Social Security and Sustainable Development


 Human and Gender Development
 Inclusive Development
 Poverty and Inclusive Growth (BPL definition, methods to estimate poverty
and recommendations of committees)
 Inequality
 Employment
 Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation Programmes
 Social Protection
 Rural Infrastructure
 Urban Infrastructure
 Skill Development
 Education
 Health
 Women and Child Development

Planning, Growth and Development


 Economic Growth and Development Definitions
 Planned and Mixed Economy
 Emphasis on the Public Sector
 Origin and Expansion of Planning
 Types of Planning
 Major Objectives of Planning
 Planning Commission
 National Development Council
 Central Planning
 Multi-Level Planning
 Way to Decentralised Planning and Importance
 The Planning Commission & The Finance Commission
 The Changing Nature and Role of Planning
 Economic Reforms
 Economic Reforms In India
 Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation

Inflation
 Why Inflation Occurs
 Types of Inflation
 Other Variants of Inflation
 Other Important Terms
 Effects of Inflation

Indian Tax Structure


 Methods of Taxation
 Methods of Expenditure
 Value Added Tax (and need of VAT)
 Goods and Services Tax
 Additional Excise Duty
 CST Reforms
 Service Tax
 Tax Expenditure
 Non-Tax Revenue

 Methods of Expenditure
 Value Added Tax (and need of VAT)
 Goods and Services Tax
 Additional Excise Duty
 CST Reforms
 Service Tax
 Tax Expenditure
 Non-Tax Revenue