UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements about The National Heritage City Development and
    Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY).
    1. The Union Government launched on 26th January, 2015 with a focus on holistic development of heritage sites and the National Advisory Committee (NAC) is the apex advisory body for this scheme.
    2. It aims to bring urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation together for heritage cities.
    3. The criterion for selection of the cities is their rich heritage and cultural history.
    4. The eleven heritage cities have been identified namely Amravati, Gaya, Dwaraka, Badami, Puri, Amritsar, Ajmer, Kanchipuram, Warrangal, Mathura and Varanasi.
    Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

    A)  1 and 4           

    B)  3 and 4           

    C)  2 and 3

    D)  1, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The HRIDAY that seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country was launched by unioa Government on 21st January, 2015. It aims to bring? together the three elements-urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation. Rich heritage and cultural history are the basis on which the cities have to be selected. There are twelve cities have been identified namefl Amravati (Andhra Pradesh), Gaya (Bihar), Dwarka, (Gujarat), Badami (Karnataka), Puri (Odisha), Amritsar (Punjab), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Kanchipuram and VelankaTB (Tamil Nadu), Warrangal (Telangana) and Mathura and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). The scheme broadly focus four theme areas i.e. physical, institutional, economic a social infrastructure for reviving and revitalising the so heritage city. It is a central scheme where 100% funa will be provided by the government of India. The duraio of this scheme is four years i.e. from December, 201March, 2018. The National Advisory Committee (NAC) the apex advisory body for the scheme headed secretary, Ministry of Urban Development.

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