|Consider the following components of the PURA model of economic development|
|1. Facilitate road connectivity in villages.|
|2. Enhancement of electricity in rural areas.|
|3. Establishment of cyber cafe in villages|
|4. Construction of hospital in rural areas.|
|Which of the components given above is/are the major connectivity formulated by the PURA model?|
A) 1 and 4
B) 1, 2 and 4
C) 1, 2 and 3
D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA) is a strategy for rural development in India. This concept was given by former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and discussed in his book Target 3 Billion which he co-authored with Srijan Pal Singh PURA proposes that urban infrastructure and services be provided in rural hubs to create economic opportunities outside of cities. Physical connectivity by providing roads, electronic connectivity by providing communication network, and knowledge connectivity by establishing professional and Technical institutions will have to be done in an integrated way so that economic connectivity will emanate.
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