SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Government of India makes allocation of food grains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families. What are all the other Welfare schemes which provide subsidised food grains?
    1. Mid Day Meal Scheme
    2. SABLA scheme
    3. Village Grain Banks Scheme
    4. Annapuma Scheme
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A)  1, 2 and 3 only

    B)  3 and 4 only

    C)  1 and 2 only    

    D)  1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) SABLA the scheme aims at covering all out-of-school Adolescent Girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years who would assemble at the Anganwadi Centre on a fixed day at regular interval. Village Grain Bank scheme is being implemented since November 2004 by the Department of Food & Public Distribution. The scheme aims to help marginalised food insecure households who do not have sufficient resources to purchase rations during lean season or natural calamities. Such households in need of food grains, can borrow them from the village grain banks set up within their villages to be subsequently returned to the bank. Annapuma Scheme aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS).                           

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