The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act of 2005 provides ____.

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The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act of 2005 assures employment for at least 100 days every year to rural poor families.

Lack of education, healthcare, job gurantee and sanitation facilities indicate ____.

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Lack of education, healthcare and sanitation facilities indicate poverty.

Which of the following is a symptom and not a cause for poverty?

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High population growth rate is a warning of poverty rather than a cause. Symptom means indication of something coming up.

____ is determined on the basis of the basic requirements of human beings.

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The poverty line is determined on the basis of the basic requirements of human beings.

Among the economic groups, the most ____ are the rural agricultural labour households and the urban labour households.

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Among the economic groups, the most vulnerable groups are the rural agricultural labour households and the urban labour households.

Under the ____, additional central assistance is given to states for basic services like primary health and primary education, rural shelter, rural drinking water and rural electrification.

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Under the Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana, additional central assistance is given to states for basic services like primary health and primary education, rural shelter, rural drinking water and rural electrification.

____ is determined by the options available to different communities for finding an alternative means of livelihood.

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Vulnerability is determined by the options available to different communities for finding an alternative means of livelihood.

Many employment opportunities were created under the agricultural sector due to ____.

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Many employment opportunities were created under the agricultural sector due to the Green Revolution.

____ can be a major cause as well as a consequence of poverty.

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Social exclusion can be a major cause as well as a consequence of poverty.

The programme launched in 2004 to provide food grains to rural unskilled workers who are in need of employment was ____.

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The programme launched in 2004 to provide food grains to rural unskilled workers who are in need of employment was Food for Work.

Women, children and old people are the ____ of the poor.

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Women, children and the old people are the poorest of the poor.

Lack of employment, education and health care determines ____.

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Lack of employment, education and health care determines vulnerability.

The full form of NSSO is ____.

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The full form of NSSO is National Sample Survey Organisation.

____ is analysed on the basis of the greater risk that poor and helpless people face at the time of natural disasters.

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Vulnerability is analysed on the basis of the greater risk that poor and helpless people face at the time of natural disasters.

Poverty eradication programmes launched by the Government of India aim at ____.

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Poverty eradication programmes launched by the Government of India aim at eradicating poverty in rural areas.

The biggest slum in Asia is ____.

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Dharavi in Mumbai is the biggest slum in Asia, with a population of around one million.

____ unemployment occurs when people are not able to get employment in a certain season.

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Seasonal employment occurs when people are not able to get employment in a certain season or for a few months in a year.

The problem that the poor suffer from the most is ____.

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The problem that the poor suffer from the most is social exclusion.

The reason for poverty in urban areas is ____.

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The reason for poverty in urban areas lack of employment opportunities.

The social groups that are more vulnerable to poverty are ____.

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The social groups that are more vulnerable to poverty are SC's and ST's.

The Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana aims at ____.

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The Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana aims at self-employment.

____ is a common indicator of poverty.

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Per capita income is a common indicator of poverty.

____ workers suffer the most from seasonal unemployment.

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Rural workers suffer the most from seasonal unemployment.

____ is one of the reasons for poverty in India.

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Excess population is one of the reasons for poverty in India.

The World Bank defines poverty as an income level of less than ____.

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The World Bank defines poverty as an income level of less than 1 dollar per person per day.

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