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Name the scheme that was launched by the Union Ministry of Rural Development to offer employment to tribal youth in 24 Naxal - affected districts?
1. Rahini
2. Ranjana
3. Roshni
4. Ujjwala

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Roshni

The correct answer is Roshni.

  • Union Ministry of Rural Development
    • The Ministry of Rural Development is a branch of the Government of India, is entrusted with the task of accelerating the socio-economic development of rural India.
    • Its focus is on health, education, drinking water, housing, and roads.
    • Rural Development Department runs three national-level schemes: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana for rural roads development, Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana rural employment and for rural housing, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana,
    • Headquarters- Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi
    • Minister Responsible- Narendra Singh Tomar, Cabinet Minister 
  • Roshni Scheme
    • This scheme was launched on 7 June 2013 by the Ministry of Rural Development to offer employment to tribal youth in 24 Naxal-Affected districts.
    • This scheme will provide training and employment to around 50000 youth for a period of three years.
    • As per the ministry, 50% of the beneficiaries of the scheme will be women only.
    • The scheme will be implemented on a public-private basis, with private agencies providing job training and employment.

  • Ujjwala Scheme
    • Ujjwala Scheme was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 1 May 2016 to distribute 50 million LPG connections to women of Below Poverty Line families.
    • A budgetary allocation of Rs 80 billion was made for the scheme.
    • In the Union Budget of 2021-2022, the government announced that 1 crore more connections will be provided under this scheme.

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