Question from a reader: can u plzz tell me what is to be prepared from economic survey.?
You don’t need to mug up data or numbers from Economic Survey of India 2012-13. Just some basic information scattered around in it. For example: I’m copy-pasting a few sentences from the Economy Survey Report Chapter 13, Human Development Specifically keeping the 4TF (Four Statements true/False) type of Demo questions in mind.
- at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work
- 1/3 participation for women.
- Government of India has taken a decision to index wage rates notified under MGNREGA to the consumer price index for agricultural labour.
Now I’m formulating a CSAT Demo Mock Question out of this^
Which of the following statements are correct?
- at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every individual to do unskilled manual work
- Provides 50% participation for women.
- Wage rates notified under MGNREGA Wage rates to be notified according to consumer price index for Industrial labourer.
Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
Already covered under my previous [Yearbook] article Click Me to Read it
Now In the remaining portion of this article, wherever you read “4TF” know that it is a false statement written by me to confuse you in the exam hall :) So consider each of the following as a mock question for CSAT GS paper-I.
Also do gather information, which ministry is responsible for which scheme.
Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY)
Insurance is provided against natural as well as accidental to head of the family of rural landless households in the country.
4TF: Provides full insurance cover to the families of industrial and agricultural laborers.
Janashree Bima Yojana (JBY)
provide life insurance protection to rural and urban persons living below and marginally above the poverty line.
4TF: Provides health insurance to BPL-women in rural areas only.
National Social Security Fund
For Unorganized Sector Workers with initial allocation of 1000 crore has been set up.
This Fund will support schemes for weavers, toddy tappers, rickshaw pullers, bidi workers, etc
4TF: this fund is to provide insurance cover to organised industrial labourers, who are not covered under NPS.
Bilateral Social Security Agreements:
signed with Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway to protect the interests of expatriate workers and companies on a reciprocal basis.
providing exemption from social security contribution in case of posting, totalization of contribution period, and exportability of pension in case of relocation to the home country or any third country.
4TF: Signed with USA.
This programme, launched in 2005
six components, namely rural housing, irrigation potential, drinking water, rural roads, electrification, and rural telephony.
4TF: six components are: housing, sanitation, drinking water, health, road, electricity and education.
a scheme to provide 100 per cent assistance to states for installing stand-alone water purification systems in schools in rural areas was launched in 2008-9.
4TF: Jalmani program is for cleaning Ganga River.
4TF: Jalmani program is for saving Dolphins in Ganga River.
Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY):
RAY is to provide support for shelter and redevelopment and creation of affordable housing stock to states that are willing to assign property rights to slum dwellers
4TF: Rajiv Awas Yojana is for providing housing subsidy to rural families above poverty lines.
- The NRHM launched in 2005 aims to improve accessibility to quality health care for the rural population,
- Every village/large habitat will have a female Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) – chosen by and accountable to the panchayat- to act as the interface between the community and the public health system
- She will be given a Drug Kit containing generic AYUSH and allopathic formulations for common ailments.
- 4TF: ASHA worker is selected by and accountable to the Chief medical officer of the district.
- 4TF: She is given a Drug kit contaning Allopathic drugs ONLY.
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
control of vector-borne diseases such malaria, filariasis, kala-azar, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, and chikungunya.
4TF: Kala-Azar is not a vector borne disease.
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
Scheme was launched in 1975. (Date not important, but just keep the time-frame in perspect, this bogus scheme runs for 36 years and still we complaint about malnutrition in Indian children, “fodder” for Essay +Interview)
Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for Children of Working Mothers:
man, what does Rajiv Gandhi has to do with this?
Anyhow, scheme provides for day-care facilities to 0-6 year-old children of working mothers by opening crèches and development services, i.e. supplementary nutrition, health-care inputs like immunization, polio drops and recreation.
Requirement: combined monthly income of both the parents should not exceed Rs.12,000 for availing of the facilities.
4TF: Creche schemes is for all working mothers in urban areas.
Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme
To update skills and give new knowledge to poor women in 10 traditional sectors of agriculture, animal husbandry, dairy, fisheries, handlooms, handicrafts, khadi and village industries, sericulture, social forestry, and wasteland development so as to enhance their productivity and income generation.
4TF:It is for providing VOCATIONAL computer training, english speaking to women so that they can be employed in service sector in Urban areas.
P.S.- The same information hinted in Economic Survey can be asked in GS Mains Paper-I also, example:
- Bilateral Social Security Agreements under 2 marker
- Salient Features of ICDS/ NHRM for 15 marks.
- Discuss Various schemes of women and child welfare for 20 marks.