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Question 1

What is the main objective of the scheme ‘PM – AASHA’, approved in 2019 by the Government of India?

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• Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) was approved in September 2018 by the Government of India under the ‘Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.’
• It is an umbrella scheme aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produces.
• PM - AASHA is related to pulses, oilseeds and copra.
• The three components that are part of AASHA are:
o Price Support Scheme (PSS)
o Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS)
o Pilot of Private Procurement and Stockiest Scheme (PPPS)
• States would be allowed to choose any one out of these three schemes.

Question 2

Price Support Scheme (PSS) is a component of the umbrella scheme PM AASHA, launched to protect the farmer’s income. Under PSS physical procurement is done by which nodal agency?

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• Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) was approved in September 2018 by the Government of India under the ‘Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.’
• It is an umbrella scheme aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produces.
• PM - AASHA is related to pulses, oilseeds and copra.
• The three components that are part of AASHA are:
o Price Support Scheme (PSS)
o Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS)
o Pilot of Private Procurement and Stockiest Scheme (PPPS)
• States would be allowed to choose any one out of these three schemes.
• Under PSS, physical procurement (the process of physically buying a product) of pulses, oilseeds and Copra will be done by Central Nodal Agencies.
• Crop procurement agencies under PSS are NAFED and FCI.

Question 3

Gram Swaraj Abhiyan- a campaign, launched under the line of "Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas", has the following characteristics, EXCEPT:

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• Gram Swaraj Abhiyan is a campaign that is being organized during the period 14th April (Ambedkar Jayanti) to 05th May 2018.
• The campaign is undertaken under the line of "Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas".
• It is implemented under Ministry of ‘Rural Development’ and ministry of ‘Panchayati Raj’.
• The initiative aims for 100% coverage of seven schemes launched by central government.
• its objectives were to Promote social harmony, spread awareness about pro-poor initiatives of government, obtain feedback on ongoing programs.
It has been extended in Aspirational Districts identified by the NITI Aayog and being organized again during June to August.

Question 4

Consider the following statements regarding Yuva Sahakar – Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme, launched to promote young entrepreneurs in cooperatives and select the appropriate option:
(1) The scheme was inaugurated by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
(2) NCDC is a statutory corporation of the ministry of Panchayati Raj.
(3) This scheme will be linked to NCDC’s Cooperative Startup and Innovation fund (CSIF) that has an annual corpus of RS. 200 Crore.
(4) All types of cooperatives in operation for at least one year having a positive net worth are eligible.
(5) Project cost should not more than Rs. 3 Crore.

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• ‘Yuva Sahakar – Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme’ was inaugurated on 14 November 2018 by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
• This scheme is launched to promote young entrepreneurs in cooperatives by providing loan.
• This scheme comes under the ‘Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’ as NCDC is a statutory corporation of this ministry.
• It will be linked to NCDC’s Cooperative Startup and Innovation fund (CSIF) that has an annual corpus of RS. 100 Crore (as per PDF released by NCDC) (in many articles amount is 1000 crore).
• New and innovative cooperatives, worth up to Rs. 3 Crore, in operation for at least one year are eligible for avail loan under the scheme.

Question 5

Under the Yuva Sahakar – Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme, loan up to 80 % is given to the cooperatives covered under the category A. Which area is not covered under the category A mentioned in the scheme?

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• ‘Yuva Sahakar – Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme’ was inaugurated on 14 November 2018 by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
• This scheme is launched to promote young entrepreneurs in cooperatives by providing loan.
• This scheme comes under the ‘Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’ as NCDC is a statutory corporation of this ministry.
• New and innovative cooperatives, worth up to Rs. 3 Crore, in operation for at least one year are eligible for avail loan under the scheme.
• Funding pattern is different for category A and category B. It is up to 80% of the project cost for category A while 70 % for the category B.
• Category A:
o North Eastern region,
o Aspirational Districts and
o Cooperatives with 100% women/ SC/ ST/ PwD (person with disability) members
• Category B: who does not come in the category A

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