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Government Schemes - Prelims 2019Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Government Schemes for UPSC Prelims 2019 | Lecture 24 | MoAFW

Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana :

1)It is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Finance.

2)Crop insurance under the scheme is not available to sharecroppers and tenant farmers.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

 

Q.2) Which of the following is/are the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana ?

1)Stabilise the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming.

2)Encourage farmers to adopt modern agricultural practices.

3)Ensure flow of credit to the agriculture sector.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana :

1)A premium of 2% has to be paid by farmers for horticultural crops.

2)Gram sabhas would be involved to inform farmers about enrolment and benefits of the scheme.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

 

Q.4) With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements :

1)Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they cultivate in any season of the year.

2)This scheme covers post harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?         

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme :

1)It is a scheme of the Ministry of Finance.

2)Claims under the scheme are processed and paid within 45 days.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

 

Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme :

1)It is being implemented by New India Insurance Company Limited.

2)Individual farmers offering at least five healthy nut bearing palms in a contiguous area are eligible for insurance.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

 

Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding Unified Package Insurance Scheme :

1)It is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Finance.

2)It aims at providing financial protection to citizens associated in the agriculture sector.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

 

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers :

1)It is being implemented by Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited.

2)It aims at enhancing access to agricultural credit for short term crop loans.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

 

Q.9) Consider the following statements regarding Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers :

1)It provides interest subvention of 5% per annum to all farmers for short term crop loans.

2)Interim Budget, 2019 extends its benefits to animal husbandry and fisheries activities.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2

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