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Government Schemes - Prelims 2019Ministry of Consumer Affairs & Food and Public Distribution

Government Schemes for UPSC Prelims 2019 | Lecture 30 | MoCAFPD

Q. 1) Consider the following statements about the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) :

1)It aims at identifying poor households and giving them fixed entitlements of food grains at subsidized prices.

2)State governments have no role in implementing TPDS.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements about the National Food Security Act, 2013 :

1)The Act is being implemented in the poorest states as identified by the Rangarajan Committee on Poverty Line Estimation.

2)The Act legally entitles subsidized foodgrains to 50% of the rural and 75% of the urban population.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) With reference to the provisions made under the National Food Security Act, 2013, consider the following statements:

1)The families coming under the category of ‘below poverty line (BPL)’ only are eligible to receive subsidised food grains.

2)The eldest woman in a household, of age 18 years or above, shall be the head of the household for the purpose of issuance of a ration card.

3)Pregnant women and lactating mothers are entitled to a ‘take-home ration’ of 1600 calories per day during pregnancy and six months thereafter.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?                                                

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3

d) 3 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements about the Antyodaya Anna Yojana :

1)It is a scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development.

2)Poorest of the poor from amongst BPL families would be provided 35 Kgs of foodgrains per household per month.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Which of the following categories are included as beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojana :

1)Landless agriculture labourers

2)BPL families of HIV positive persons

3)Primitive tribal households

4)Households headed by all widows

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above

Q.6) Consider the following statements about the End to End Computerization of PDS Operations Scheme :

1)It aims to modernize and bring transparency in the Targeted Public Distribution System.

2)It is a scheme fully sponsored by the Central Government.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) Consider the following statements about the Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS) :

1)It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

2)It has an objective of achieving nation-wide portability in food grains distribution.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) Consider the following statements about the Price Stabilization Fund Scheme :

1)Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is the nodal ministry of the scheme.

2)It is a Central Sector Scheme with a corpus of Rs. 500 crores.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9) Consider the following statements about the Price Stabilization Fund Scheme :

1)Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium is the fund manager for the scheme.

2)Imports of agricultural commodities cannot be undertaken with support from the fund.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.10) Consider the following statements about the Digitally Safe Consumer Campaign :

1)It is a joint collaboration between Department of Consumer Affairs and Microsoft.

2)It aims at integrating the internet safety message into everyday tasks that consumers undertake over the internet.

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.11) Consider the following statements about the Integrated Grievance Redress Mechanism (INGRAM) :

1)It is a scheme of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

2)It is a portal that would act as a central registry for lodging consumer grievances.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

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