Measures to Remove Poverty

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  • Q1

    Consider the following statements and identify the Wrong one.

    Marks:2
    Answer:

    Under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), 40% of the rural and 30% of the urban population is entitled to subsidised food grains.

    Explanation:

    Under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population is entitled to subsidized food grains. The beneficiary is entitled to 5kg of rice, wheat, or coarse cereals per month at INR3, INR2, and INR1 per kg respectively.

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  • Q2

    The objective of NFWP is ______________.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    To intensify the generation of supplementary wage employment.

    Explanation:

    NFWP stands for National Food for Work Programme. It was launched on November 14, 2004. Its objective is to intensify the generation of supplementary wage employment.

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  • Q3

    The government follows several steps to curb poverty. Identify the one which will not be followed by the government to curb poverty.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Promotes inequality

    Explanation:

    The government contrives different welfare programmes for improving the situation of poor people. These programmes should be aimed at:

    · Generate employment opportunities for poor people.

    · Essential goods should be provided at subsidized rates.

    · Other needs like education facilities, transportation, etc. should be provided at reasonable rates.

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  • Q4

    Under _________ scheme, 100 days of guaranteed wage employment is provided in every financial year to every poor household living in rural areas.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

    Explanation:

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was launched on February 2, 2006. Under this scheme, 100 days of guaranteed wage employment is provided in every financial year to every poor household living in rural areas.

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  • Q5

    Growth can be augmented by:

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Both (a) and (b)

    Explanation:

    The high growth rate of the economy is the result of efficient utilisation of resources and high productivity.
    Growth can be augmented by:
    (i) Use of modern techniques of production
    (ii) Mechanisation of agricultural activity
    (iii) Development of human resources

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