MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Urban & Rural Development

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Urban & Rural Development

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:

  1. It is a rights based wage employment programme implemented in rural areas of the country.
  2. It aims at enhancing livelihood security by providing upto one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in calendar year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do skilled manual work.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding National Rural Livelihoods Mission:

  1. It was renamed as Ajeevika in 2011.
  2. It aims at mobilizing all rural poor household into Self Help Groups (SHGs).

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana:

  1. It was launched in December, 2000 as a centrally sponsored scheme to assist the states as rural roads are in the concurrent list as per the Constitution.
  2. The primary objective of the Yojana is to provide connectivity by way of an all-weather road to the unconnected habitations with a population of 500 persons (as per 2001 census) and above in plan areas and of 250 persons in special category states.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin:

  1. To achieve goal of Housing for All by 2022, erstwhile Indira Awas Yojana was rechristened as  Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin.
  2. Beneficiaries will be identified based on Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC 2011).

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Which of following is component of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP):

  1. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
  2. Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)
  3. Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)
  4. National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
  5. Annapurna.

Identify the correct statements:
a) All except 5
b) All except 4 & 5
c) All are correct
d) All except 4

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP):

  1. From the year 2014-15, NSAP has been converted into a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).
  2. The scheme is meant only for rural BPL persons.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Deen Dayal Upadhyaya – Grameen Kaushalya Yojana:

  1. The focus of this programmes is on the rural youth from poor families, in the age group of 15 to 35 years.
  2. Special sub-scheme for the youth of Jammu & Kashmir, called Himayat and a special initiative for the rural youth of poor families in 27 most-affected Left-Wing Extremist (LWE) districts across nine states, called Roshni has been launched under the programme.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q8. Arrange the following schemes of Rural Development in chronological order i.e. starting with earliest scheme and moving on to the scheme which was launched by refurbishing the earlier scheme:

  1. Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP)
  2. Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
  3. National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)
  4. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1  2 3 4
b) 1 3 2 4
c) 2 1 3 4
d) 1 2 4 3

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding Ministry of Panchayati Raj:

  1. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) was created in 2004.
  2. It has the primary objective to ensure the compliance of the provisions of Part XI of the Constitution.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q10. What is vision behind launching of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan:

a) to help Panchayati Raj Institutions to develop governance capabilities to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

b) It is behavioral change component of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan

c) It is  skill development initiative under Antyodaya Yojana

d) It aims at 24*7 power supply in rural households.

Q11. Consider the following Statements regarding Bharat Nirman:

  1. It was launched by the Government of India in 2005 as a programme to build rural infrastructure.
  2. Rural drinking water is one of the six components of Bharat Nirman.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) Non

Q12. Consider the following Statements regarding Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT):

  1. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with target of improving basic urban infrastructure in 500 cities/ towns in the initial phase.
  2. Assured tap water supply, sewerage connection, developing greenery and switching to public transport are focus areas.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q13. Consider the following Statements regarding National Urban Transport Policy:

  1. The focus of the policy is to “Move People Not Vehicles”.
  2. This policy envisages integrated land use and transport planning, significant improvements in public transport, encouragement of nonmotorised modes of travel, provision of adequate parking spaces etc.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1aIt aims at enhancing livelihood security by providing upto one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
2c
3bIt was launched in December, 2000 as a centrally sponsored scheme to assist the states, though rural roads are in the state list as per the Constitution.
4c
5c
6aThe scheme is meant for both the rural as well as urban BPL persons.
7c
8a
9aIt has the primary objective to ensure the compliance of the provisions of Part IX of the Constitution.
10a
11c
12c
13c

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