IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the role that centre-state ‘co-operative federalism’ has played in addressing the current ‘health emergency’ in a diverse federal system like India. How to play a more effective role against this pandemic, how centre-state cooperation can play an effective role in reviving the pandemic economy. How the various ‘coercive’ decisions of the centre have caused social problems in India. Is corona pandemic situation showing a new path to central state relations in India? Are states becoming more centralized? How much has it been possible in the last five years to restructure the rift between the centre and West Bengal in terms of ‘meeting-cooperate’ and negotiating relations? Why?