Locate the following States on a blank outline political map of India: Manipur, Sikkim, Chhattisgarh and Goa
Identify and shade three federal countries (other than India) on a blank outline political map of the world.
Point out one feature in the practice of federalism in India that is similar to and one feature that is different from that of Belgium.
In India, just like in Belgium, the central government has to share its powers with the regional governments. However, unlike India, Belgium has a community government in addition to the central and the state government.
What is the main difference between a federal form of government and a unitary one? Explain with an example.
In a federal form of government, the central government shares its powers with the various constituent units of the country. For example, in India, power is divided between the government at the Centre and the various State governments.
In a unitary form of government, all the power is exercised by only one government. For example, in Sri Lanka, the national government has all the powers.
State any two differences between the local government before and after the constitutional amendment in 1992.
|Local governments Before 1992||Local governments After 1992|
|Elections were controlled by the state and not held regularly.||An independent State Election Commissionis responsible to conduct elections regularly.|
|Local governments did not have any powers or resources of their own.||The State governments are required to share some powers and revenue with local government bodies.|