UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements with reference to National Food for Work Programme.
    1. It was launched on 14th November, 2004 in 150 most backward districts of the country with the objective of intensifying the generation of supplementary wage employment.
    2. The programme is open to all rural poor, who are in need of wage employment and desire to do manual unskilled work.
    3. This programme along with NREGA is still run in these 150 districts as a supplementary programme to benefit the poor.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  1 and 2            

    C)  Only 2             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The National Food for Work Programme was launched on 14th November, 2004 in 150 most backward districts the country, identified by the Planning Commission  consultation with the Ministry of Rural Development an: State Governments. The objective of the programme ''' provide additional resources apart from the resources available under the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yoja 150 most backward districts of the country, so that generation of supplementary wage employment and providing food security through creation of need based economic social and community assets in these district are further intensified.                          

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