Q1: When was the Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme launched?
(a) In Jan 1999
(b) In October 2005
(c) In May 2000
(d) In Dec 2000
Q2: Buffer stock is the stock of food grains procured by the government through
Q3: NREGA provides:
(a) No assured work
(b) 100-days of assured work
(c) 200-days of assured work
(d) None of the options
Q4: Which institution was set up by Maharashtra Academy of Development Science to facilitate a network of NGOs?
(a) Co-operative banks
(b) Commercial banks
(c) Gramin banks
(d) Grain banks
Q5: In which year was the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) introduced?
Q6: In which decades was the Rationing System introduced in India?
Q7: In which of the following years was the food grain stock with the FCI the maximum?
Q8: Which among the following schemes was initiated for the poor in all areas?
(d) All of the options
Q9: In the year 2000 which of the following programmes was launched?
Q10: Which of the following places of Jharkhand witnessed starvation death recently?
Q1: Mention any two programmes initiated by the government having food component in them.
Ans: Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Mid-Day Meals
Q2: Name the revolution brought about by Amul.
Ans: White Revolution
Q3: What is the full form of NHFS?
Ans: NHFS stands for National Health and Family Survey.
Q4: What does FCI stand for?
Ans: Food Corporation of India (FCI)
Q5: Where is the Academy of Development Science located?
Q6: Which programme is acknowledged as the successful and innovative food security intervention?
Ans: The ADS Grain Bank programme is acknowledged as a successful and innovative food security intervention.
Q7: Which is the most important step taken by the government of India to ensure food security?
Ans: Public Distribution System (PDS) is the most important step taken by the Government of India (GoI) towards ensuring food security.
Q8: When was rationing system revived after Bengal famine?
Ans: The rationing system was revived in the wake of an acute food shortage during the 1960s, prior to the Green Revolution.
Q9: What is food security?
Ans: Food security means availability, accessibility and affordability of food to all people at all times.
Q10: When was rationing system introduced in India?
Ans: The introduction of Rationing in India dates back to the 1940s against the backdrop of the Bengal famine.
Q11: How has minimum support price supported the farmers?
Ans: The minimum support price and procurement has contributed to an increase in food grain production and provided income security to farmers in certain regions.
Q12: What are fair price shops?
Ans: The food procured by the FCI is distributed through government regulated ration shops among the poorer section of the society. These ration shops are also known as Fair Price Shops.
Q13: When and where was the most devastating famine in India occurred?
Ans: The most devastating famine that occurred in India was the famine of Bengal in 1943. This famine killed thirty lakh people in the province of Bengal.
Q14: Name the new strategy adopted in agriculture in India after independence to achieve self-sufficiency in food grains.
Ans: India adopted a new strategy in agriculture, which resulted in the ‘Green Revolution’ especially in the production of wheat and rice.
Q15: What is Revamped Public Distribution System (RPDS)?
Ans: In 1992, Revamped Public Distribution System (RPDS) was introduced in 1,700 blocks in the country. The target was to provide the benefits of PDS to remote and backward areas.
|1. What is food security in India?|
|2. What are the main causes of food insecurity in India?|
|3. How does the Indian government address food security?|
|4. What are the challenges faced in achieving food security in India?|
|5. How does food security impact the overall development of India?|