Take some of the public facilities in your area, such as water, electricity, etc. is there scope to improve these? What in your opinion should be done? Complete the table.
Is it available?
How can it be improved?
The water supply facilities are good in locality.
The number of Ac’s per house should be limited.
The roads are good.
The buses should have a proper timetable.
Private educational institutions-schools, colleges, universities, technical and vocational training institutes are coming up in our country in a big way. On the other hand, educational institutes run by the government are becoming relatively less important. What do you think would be impact of this? Discuss.
The government can get private companies to deliver some of the public facilities. For instance, contracts for building roads are given to private contractors. Distribution of electricity in Delhi is done by two private companies. However, the government must keep a close watch on these and ensure that they fulfill their commitment to reach these facilities to all people and at affordable prices.
Why do you think the government must assume the overall responsibility for public facilities even when if it gets private companies to do part of the job?