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Question 1

‘NRDWP’ was launched in April 2009 and restructured in November 2017. With the restructuring, what percentage out of the total fund will be allocated to the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) /Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) affected areas?

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• National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) aimed at providing every person in rural India with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on a sustainable basis.
• It was launched in April 2009 by the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
• The Programme has been restructured in November 2017 to make it more competitive, outcome based and result oriented.
• There will be 2% earmarking of funds for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) /Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) affected areas.
• Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is most widely caused by Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus.

Question 2

The National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme aimed at creation of the rural drinking water infrastructure in the country. Which are the only two Union territories covered in the program?

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• NRDWP was launched in April 2009 and restructured in 2017 by the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
• It aimed at providing every person in rural India with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on a sustainable basis.
• The Programme is being implemented in all States and two Union Territories (Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry).

Question 3

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was launched to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers. What is the respective uniform premium, to be paid by farmers of all Kharif, Rabi and commercial & horticulture crops?

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• The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was introduced in 2016 by the ministry of Agriculture and farmers welfare.
• This scheme was modified in September 2018.
• To provide insurance coverage to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases.
• There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops and 5% for commercial and horticultural crops.
• This scheme is compulsory for bank loanee farmers and optional for non-loanee farmers.

Question 4

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was launched to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers but it could not achieve its targets. Which one is not a reason of its failure among the following?

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• The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was introduced in 2016 by the ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
• This scheme was modified in September 2018.
• It was launched to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers.
• There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops and 5% for commercial and horticultural crops.
• It has failed to provide farmers with timely and adequate cover.
• It has Standard crop insurance scheme for all states rather than unusual.
• As each state has its unique set of problem, the scheme also should be unique (unusual) for each state.

Question 5

With the aim of the conservation and development of indigenous breeds, Department of animal Husbandry and Dairying launched ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)’. Among the following which are the two components of the scheme?
(1) National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB)
(2) National Mission on Bovine Productivity (NMBP)
(3) National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding (NPCBB)
(4) National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBD)
(5) National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD)

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• Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) has been launched in December 2014 by the Modi govt.
• It is operated by the ‘Department of animal Husbandry and Dairying under ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare.
• The scheme comprises of two components namely-
o National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB) and
o National Mission on Bovine Productivity (NMBP)
• It is launched for enhancement of milk production and productivity of indigenous bovines.
• In interim budget 2019-20, Rs 750 Crore has been allotted under this mission.

Daily Quiz Day 16 Government Schemes

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