The Directive Principles of the Constitution of India are a unique blend of Socialism, Gandhism, Western liberalism, and the ideals of the Indian freedom movement.
Most of the DPSPs reflect the ideology of socialism and welfare state. Some of them are directly inculcating the Gandhian principles.
- Article 40: Organization of Village Panchayats.
- Article 43: To promote cottage industry.
- Article 43B: To promote voluntary formation, autonomous functioning, democratic control and professional management of co-operative societies.
- Article 46: Promotion of educational and economic interests of the SCs, the STs and the other weaker sections of the society.
- Article 47: To bring about the prohibition of intoxicating drinks and drugs that are injurious to health.
- Article 48: Organization of agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines to prohibit the slaughter of cows, calves and other milch and draught animals.