UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

GS – 3 – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

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Sudden surge:

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The announcement of the Central government’s “new” scheme, the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, to provide work to migrant workers in 116 selected districts is welcome.

However, some questions are unanswered.

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan:

What is needed:

Source:” The Hindu“.


The role of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) as a lifeline for the working poor in rural India has become evident in the on-going COVID crisis. Substantiate. How could the full potential of the programme be unlocked?