UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    One of the key features of many flagship schemes such as MGNREGA and NRLM is that they are 'Demand Driven'. Which of the following is/are the characteristic(s) of a demand driven programme?
    1. The process is driven from the grassroots of the society.
    2. Highly centralised planning.
    3. Implementation is largely done by the Central Government.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1                

    B)                    1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3               

    D)                     All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] There are two systems, one is allocation based and another is demand driven. Allocation is also called supply driven. The demand driven implies that the scheme implementation is driven from below by the grassroots institutions of poor. The planning will be highly decentralised, it is driven by the institutions such as PRIs, SHGs etc.

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