MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Food & Civil Supplies

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Food & Civil Supplies

Alongwith Solutions & Explanations

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding Procurement of Food Grains:

  1. Food Corporation of India (FCI), an autonomous organisation of the Department, with the help of state government agencies, procures food grains from farmers.
  2. Food grains are procured at the Minimum Support Prices, based on the recommendations of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding  National Food Security Act, 2013:

  1. The Act provides for coverage of upto 75 per cent of the rural population and upto 50 per cent of the urban population for receiving subsidised food grains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)
  2. The Act makes a paradigm shift in approach to food security – from welfare to a rights-based one.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Antyodaya Anna Yojana:

  1. AAY contemplates identification of poorest of the poor families from amongst the BPL families covered under TPDS and providing them food grains at a highly subsidised rates.
  2. While  National Food Security Act identifies Persons as beneficiaries, Antyodaya Ann Yojana identifies Households as beneficiaries.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  1. It is implemented by the Ministry of Food & Public Distribution.
  2. The Scheme covers students of primary and upper primary classes in the government schools and schools aided by government and the schools run by local bodies.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of
Adolescent Girls:

  1. It is also known as SABLA Scheme.
  2. It aims at empowering adolescent girls of 11-18 years by improvement of their nutritional and health status and upgrading various skills

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding Annapurna Scheme:

  1. It is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development.
  2. Indigent senior citizens of 60 years of age or above who are not getting pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) are provided food grains under the scheme.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Sugar Production in India:

  1. India is the largest consumer and the second largest producer of sugar in the world.
  2. Maharashtra is the largest sugar producing state in India.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding Sugarcane Pricing in India:

  1. It is based on the concept of Fair & Remunerative Price (FRP).
  2. The cane price announced by the Central Government is decided on the basis of the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding International Grains Council:

  1. It is an intergovernmental forum of exporting and importing countries for co-operation in wheat and coarse grain matters.
  2. India is a member of the International Grains Council (IGC).

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Solutions:

Ques.Sol.Explanation
1aFood grains are procured at the Minimum Support Prices, based on the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)
2c
3c
4bIt is implemented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development
5c
6aIndigent senior citizens of 65 years of age or above who are not getting pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) are provided food grains under the scheme.
7c
8c
9c

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