The directive based on Gandhian principles are:
(i) The State shall take steps to organise village panchayats (Art. 40).
(ii) The state shall endeavour to promote cottage industries (Art. 43).
(iii) The state shall take steps for preserving and involving the breeds and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and other Milch Cattle (Art 48).
(iv) The state shall protect the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people and its particular of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. (Art 49).
(v) The state shall try to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health and in particular it shall endeavour to bring in prohibition. (Art 47).