Pressure groups

Pressure groups

Pressure groups & informal associations
Previous year questions

  1. “Policy contradictions among various competing sectors and stakeholders have resulted in inadequate ‘protection and prevention of degradation to environment.” Comment with relevant illustrations. (2018)
  2. How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years?  (2017)
  3. Pressure group politics is sometimes seen as the informal face of politics. With regards to the above, assess the structure and functioning of pressure groups in India. (2013)

RAG Topics



  1. Types of pressure groups
  2. Indian diaspora as pressure group


  1. Should lobbying be legalized?


Practice questions

  1. Write a brief note on informal associations of Indians in abroad and their influence in policy making inside the country.

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