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Government Programmes

Social welfare is the prime responsibility of Government and as such from time to time Government launches various programmes for social welfare. These programs are aimed at different segments of the society. These are Concerned with Housing and shelter, wage employment, Education of womenm Empowerment of women, promotion of small savings, promotion o fentrepreneurship among urban youth, providing agricultural credit to small and marginal farmers etc. The names of a few such schemes are Jawahar Rozgar Yojna, Indira Awas Yojna, Indira mahila yojana, Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojna, Integrated Rural Development Programme, Gram sadak Yojna etc. You must be aware of the specific purpose of each programme and the entitlement to avail the benefits of these programmes. Take a short test on Government Programmes:

1. What was the objective of "Lok Jumbish Project" launched in Rajasthan with the assistance of Sweedish International Deveopment Agency

a. To achieve education through people's participation
b. To achieve self sufficiency in drinking water in drought prone areas of Rajasthan
c. To develop road network in rural area
d. To develop innovative land management strategy in rural Rajasthan


2. Pradhan Mantri's Gramodaya Yojna is concerned with

a. Rural Education
b. Rural Telecommunication
c. Rural Electrification
d. Rural Agricultural development


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3. Project Elephant was launched in the year

a. 1973
b. 1992
c. 2003
d. 2005


4. Which of the following air pollutants are regularly monitored under the National Air Quality Monitoring programme

1. Carbon Monoxide 2. Sulphur Dioxide 3. Lead Oxide 4. Oxides of Nitrogen 5. Suspended Particulate Matter 6. Ozone 7. Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter

a. 1, 3, 5 and 7
b. 2, 4, 5 and 6
c. 1, 2, 4 and 7
d. 2, 4, 5 and 7


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5. Which of the following was the first River Action Plan to be taken up by National River Conservation Directorate

a. Yamuna Action Plan
b. Ganga Action Plan
c. Ghaggar Action Plan
d. Cauvery Action Plan


6. Which scheme has replaced the Integrated Rural Development Project

a. Swarna Jayanti Shari Rozgar Yojna
b. Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojna
c. Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojna
d. Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna


7. Which of the following programmes caters to the poorest to the poor

a. Mid day meal scheme
b. Antyodaya Anna Yojna
c. Food for work scheme
d. Anna Purna scheme


------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 8. What is the objective of Vande Mataram scheme

a. To provide finance to Women Entrepreneurs
b. To increase female literacy
c. To reduce maternal mortality
d. To inculcate nationalism in youth


9. Which of the following schemes have been replaced by the Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna

1. National slum development programmme
2. Two million housing programme
3. Urban basic services for the poor
4. Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojna
5. Nehru Rozgar Yojna
6. Jawahar Rozgar Yojna
7. Prime Minister's Integrated urban Poverty eradication programme

a. 3, 5 and 7
b. 2, 5 and 7
c. 1, 3 and 5
d. 5, 6 and 7


10. What is the objective of the Project "UDISHA"

a. To provide financial assistance to the old and disabled
b. To rehabilitate alcoholics
c. To popularise Science and Technology in rural areas
d. To provide training to ICDS workers


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