Consider the following pairs:

Programme/Project: Ministry

  1. Drought-Prone Area Programme: Ministry of Agriculture
  2. Desert Development Programme: Ministry of Environment and Forests
  3. National Watershed Project Development for Rainfed Areas: Ministry of Rural Development

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2014 Prelims]

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None


Answer: (d)

Explanation:

  • Pair 1 is not correct: Drought-Prone Area Programme is not under the Ministry of Rural Development. Its purpose is to alleviate the impact of drought on agriculture, livestock, and natural resources.
  • Pair 2 is not correct: Desert Development Programme does not fall under the Ministry of Rural Development. Its main goal is to revive the natural resources in the desert regions and reduce desertification and drought effects.
  • Pair 3 is not correct: National Watershed Project for rainfed areas is part of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana. Its objective is to improve water availability in the watershed areas.

Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.

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