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Activity - Discussion on role of Government in public goods provisioning

Estimated Time

One to two periods

Materials/ Resources needed

Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

Students can collect materials and a group discussion / brainstorming session can be facilitated.

Multimedia resources

Anna Bhagya

Relevant local connections - people, places and materials

Does your grama panchayat or town panchayat provide public services? What are these?

Website interactives/ links

Newspapers can be downloaded from and


  1. Students should collect news articles on different public goods provided by the Government - public (school) education, primary health, public transport, roadways and railways etc
  2. Identify the reasons for such provisioning.

What questions can you ask

  1. Are there alternatives to Government provisioning?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Government provisioning?
  3. Has the role of Government of India in public provisioning increased or reduced in last twenty years?
  4. Government of Karnataka has schemes like Anna Bhagya, Ksheera Bhagya, Bhagyalakshmi, Akshaya. Do these qualify as public provisioning?
  5. See the video on Anna Bhagya. From a sociology perspective, does it reinforce gender stereotypes?

Evaluation – (questions for assessment of the child)

Understanding the necessity of public provisioning as a concept/principle.

Question Corner

Activity keywords

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