Test: Poverty - 2


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QUESTION: 1

In India share of ___ percent of low income group of people in the national income while that of ___ percent of high income group people is 45.3 percent

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Correct Answer is C i.e. 80,20

QUESTION: 2

By which year governments are aiming to meet the Millennium Development Goals including halving the rate of global poverty?

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QUESTION: 3

Which among the following schemes was started in the year 2000 for the indigent senior citizens?

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QUESTION: 4

Who was the first to use the concept of poverty line in India

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QUESTION: 5

Those who regularly move in and out of poverty like small farmers are called

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Churning poor is a sub category of poor, in which a person keeps on struggling to stay above the poverty line. In this type they regularly move in and out of poverty.

QUESTION: 6

Five state account for 70% of India’s poor which of the following is not one of them

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QUESTION: 7

The aim is to provide food grains at highly subsidized rates to poor families

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Antyodya anna yogna i.e AAY provides food grains to poor people at cheap price. it is supported by the government.

QUESTION: 8

VAMBAYsands for

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QUESTION: 9

UWSP and USEP are the two components of which yojna

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Swaran Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojna. The Urban Self-Employment Program and the Urban Wage Employment Program are two special schemes of the SJSRY initiated in December 1997, which replaced various programs operated earlier for urban poverty alleviation

QUESTION: 10

Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojne was launched in

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QUESTION: 11

A level of expenditure at which minimum food needs are met is called

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QUESTION: 12

The Planning Commission has defined the poverty line on the basis of recommended nutritional requirement of ____ calories per person per day for rural areas

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QUESTION: 13

In April 1999 which programme launched

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Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY) AKA Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY). Launched on 1st April 1999, which was designed for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the rural poor by providing them additional gainful employment.

QUESTION: 14

Yojna whose aim was to construct and upgrade the dwelling units for the slum dwellers

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Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana (VAMBAY) is a centrally sponsored scheme for the benefit of Slum Dwellers. The objective of Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana (VAMBAY) is primarily to provide shelter or upgrade the existing shelter for people living Below Poverty Line in Urban Slums, with a view to achieve the goal of “Shelter for All”.

QUESTION: 15

The Planning Commission has defined the poverty line on the basis of recommended nutritional requirement of ____ calories per person per day for urban areas

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QUESTION: 16

The poverty line defined for rural areas as consumption worth rupees ____ per person a month

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QUESTION: 17

The poverty line defined for urban areas as consumption worth rs ____ per person a month

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The poverty line is set on the basis of monthly spending on food, education, health, electricity and transport. According to this estimate, in year 2000 a person who earns below Rs. 15.14 in urban areas in a day are defined as living below the poverty line which makes it 454 per month.

QUESTION: 18

____ it is a cut off point on the line of distribution which divides the population into poor and non-poor

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QUESTION: 19

Under the Food for work programme the wages to the workers can be paid in

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QUESTION: 20

Poverty line is determined on the basis of monetary value minimum subsistence level which is

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There is a large gap between the conceptual understanding of poverty and its measurement in both rural and urban areas. Poverty is understood to encompass many different aspects including inadequate consumption, inadequate income and asset base, and inadequate access to basic infrastructure and services. For urban poverty, at the very least it should reflect the income needed not only to purchase sufficient food but also to obtain a secure shelter with adequate quality water, sanitation and garbage collection, to pay for transport and for keeping children at school, and to afford health care and medicines when needed. The ‘non-food’ monetary costs of avoiding poverty are generally higher in urban areas than in rural areas, as access to housing, resources and services are monetized – and usually particularly expensive in larger or more prosperous cities.

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