Nai Manzil Scheme - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about Nai manzil?

1. Nai manzil is a centrally sponsored scheme.
2. The scheme covers people from minority communities aged between 17 and 35 years as well as madrasa students.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Only 2

- Nai manzil is a central scheme
- Nai Manzil aims to address the educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particular through its educational and skill development programs.
- The total project size is $100 million, out of which $50 million will be available as International Development Association (IDA) credit, and the balance funding from the Union Budget.

2)   Which of the following is/ are target area for Nai Manzil scheme?

1. Woman
2. SC / ST
3. Minority youth
4. J&K youth

a. 1 and 2
b. Only 1
c. Only 3
d. All
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Only 3

- Nai Manzil is the Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
- It has a total expenditure of Rs.650 crores for a period of five years. This includes 50% World Bank assistance of Rs.325 crores.
- It has the aim of imparting integrated educational and livelihood training to youths from minority communities who are school-dropouts or educated in community institutions.