Question

This scheme was started by the government in 1999–2000 to provide food to senior citizens who cannot take care of themselves and are provided 10 kg of free food grains a month. Which is this scheme?

A Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Annapurna Scheme Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Mid-Day Meal Scheme Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

Annapurna scheme was started by the government in 1999–2000 to provide food to senior citizens who cannot take care of themselves and are not under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS), and who have no one to take care of them in their village. This scheme would provide 10 kg of free food grains a month for the eligible senior citizens. The allocation for this scheme in 2000-2001 was Rs 100 crore. They mostly target groups of 'poorest of the poor' and 'indigent senior citizens'. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is a Government of India sponsored scheme to provide highly subsidised food to millions of the poorest families. It was launched by the [NDA] government on 25 December 2000 and first implemented in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana or DAY is a Government of India scheme for the helping the poor by providing skill training. The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. The programme supplies free lunches on working days for children in primary and upper primary classes in government, government aided, local body, Education Guarantee Scheme, and alternate innovative education centres, Madarsa and Maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and National Child Labour Project schools run by the ministry of labour. Serving 120,000,000 children in over 1,265,000 schools and Education Guarantee Scheme centres, it is the largest such programme in the world.

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