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1.  Consider the following statements.
1. Indira Awas Yojna is one of the flagship
programs of the Rural Development
Ministry to construct houses for BPL
population residing all over the country.
2. Construction of an IAY house is the sole
responsibility of the beneficiary and sanitary
latrine as well as smokeless chulhas is
required to be constructed along with each
IAY house. Now up gradation of kutcha
houses are being also taken up under the
3. Under the scheme, priority is extended to
women in difficult circumstances including
widows, divorced etc..
4. Indira Awas Yojana is another centrally
funded scheme to have come under the
ambit of social audit after Mahatma Gandhi
National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (MGNREGS).
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 1 & 2
(c) Only 1, 3 & 4 (d) Only 1 & 4


2. Consider the following statements about
National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
1. The Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar
Yojana (SGSY) has been restructured as
National Rural Livelihood Mission now
renamed as Aajeevika.
2. All the projects are to be implemented in a
mission mode manner.
3. NRLM is a poverty alleviation project
focused on poor to organize the poor into
Self Help Groups (SHGs) and make them
capable for self employment.
4. Capacity building and training are the most
important part of the programme.

5. The Mission also has financial assistance
provided by World Bank.
Which of the statements given above are
(a) Only 1, 2 & 5
(b) Only 3 & 4
(c) Only 2, 3 & 5
(d) None of the above


3. Which of the following is not an equity
intervention measure taken under Rashtriya
Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)?
(a) Appointment of additional teachers to
reduce PTR.
(b) Special enrolment drive for the weaker
(c) Special focus in micro planning.
(d) More female teachers in schools.


4. Which of the following statements is correct
regarding the programme ‘Hunar se Rozgar
(a) It is a programme launched by the Ministry
of Human Resource and Development to
create employable skills and subsequently,
provide employment to the youth with
specific acumen.
(b) It is a training programme launched by the
Ministry of Tourism to create employable
skills in the interested youth.
(c) It is a programme launched by the Ministry
of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to
create employable skills in interested youth,
which could be used further for self
(d) None of the above.


5. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) is
one of the major initiatives under National Rural
Health Mission (NRHM). Consider the following
statements regarding ASHA and identify the
incorrect one?
(a) ASHAs have been engaged under the
mission for establishing a link between the
community and the health system. Married,
widowed or divorced women are preferred
over women who are yet to marry as
(b) Semi literate women are preferred.
(c) ASHA programme is expanding and has
particularly been successful in bringing
people back to Public Health System.
(d) None of the above.

6. Consider the following statements in context of
NHM (National Health Mission).
1. The village Health Sanitation and Nutrition
Committee (VHSNC) is an important tool
of community empowerment at the
grassroots level.
2. Rogi Kalyan Samiti is a registered society
that acts as a group of trustees to manage
the affairs of the hospital.
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

7. Consider the following statements regarding
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY):
1. It is a safe motherhood intervention.
2. It is under the National Rural Health
Mission (NRHM).
3. The objective of JSY is to reduce maternal
4. It has endeavored to attain its objective by,
inter alia, promoting institutional delivery
among poor women.
Which of the statements given above are
(a) Only 1, 2 & 3 (b) Only 1, 2 & 4
(c) Only 2, 3 & 4 (d) All 1, 2, 3 & 4


8. Consider the following statements about
Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY).
1. The scheme seeks to provide gainful
employment to the unemployed and
underemployed urban poor by
encouraging skill development, self
employment and also through wage
employment for construction of socioeconomically
useful public assets.
2. It is hundred percent centrally sponsored
programme and schemes are run by the
Ministry of Housing and Urban poverty
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following statements about the
Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).
1. The Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) are part
of the Integrated Child Development
Services (ICDS) Scheme.
2. At the AWCs, services like supplementary
nutrition, Pre-school non-formal education
and health education etc. are provided.
3. A typical Anganwadi centre also provides
basic health care in villages.
Which of the statements given above are
(a) Only 1 & 2
(b) Only 2 & 3
(c) Only 1 & 3
(d) All 1, 2 & 3

10. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was
launched on December 2000. Consider the
following statements related to it.
1. It was launched with the objective of
providing all weather roads to the eligible
unconnected habitations in the rural areas.
2. It is fully funded by the Central
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2





1. (a)
Exp.: IAY aims at providing assistance to BPL
families in rural areas who are either
houseless or having adequate housing
facilities for construction of a safe and
durable shelter. The cost of the scheme is to
be shared between the central and state
governments in the ratio 75:25 and for N.E.
States is 90:10. In case of UTs, entire cost is
borne by the Central Govt. A shelter less
BPL family is given assistance of Rs. 70000/
plain areas and Rs. 75000/in
difficult areas assistance for purchase of
house sites has been fixed at Rs. 20000


2. (d)


3. (a)
Exp.: Appointment of additional teachers to
reduce PTR is a quality intervention and not
an equity intervention.

4. (b)
Exp.: It is a training programme launched by the
Ministry of Tourism to create employable
skills in the interested youth. Under this
scheme, a person seeking admission to the
programme should be minimum eighth
pass and in the age group of 18 to 28 years.

5. (b)
Exp.: She should be a literate woman with formal
education up to class eight. This may be
relaxed only if no suitable person with this
qualification is available.

6. (c)

7. (d)

8. (a)

Exp.: The SJSRY scheme is being implemented on
a costsharing
basis between the centre and
the states in the ratio of 75:25. It is a centrally
sponsored scheme which came into effect
on Dec 1997 and has been revamped in

9. (d)
Exp.: At the AWCs, six services namely (i)
Supplementary nutrition (ii) Preschool
education (iii) Nutrition and Health
Education (iv) Immunization (v) Health
and (vi) Referral services are
provided for holistic development of 06
years of children. Pregnant & Lactating
Mothers are also the beneficiaries of this

10. (c)
Exp.: The programme had provision of
connecting all habitations having
population of 500 persons and above in
plain areas and in respect of the Hill States,
Desert Areas, the Tribal areas and in the
selected Tribal and Backward Districts
under Integrated Action Plan as identified
by the respective agencies having
population of 250 persons and above.