SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    In India, there is a need to expand the adoption of the 'decentralised system of procurement' for the PDS to all states.
    This would help to
    1. Reduce the transport costs
    2. Reduce transit losses
    3. Increase food availability
    4. Reduce food prices in the open market
    5. Reduction in food subsidy
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A)  1, 2 and 3 only

    B)  1, 2, 3 and 4 only

    C)  1, 2, 4 and 5 only

    D)  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Decentralized Procurement Scheme of food- grains mainly rice and wheat was launched by Centre in 1997-98. This was done enhance efficiency of procurement and public distribution and to extend the benefits of MSP to local farmers. A few states have already adopted this scheme and the central government is urging all state governments to adopt the DCP scheme so that costs of distribution can be saved and it brings the benefits of Minimum Support Price at the doorstep of every local farmer. The States which have adopted this scheme are-West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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