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UDAN Scheme Chosen for Prime Minister's Award

Published on April 16, 2022
Current Context: Civil Aviation Ministry’s Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Scheme has been selected for PM’S Award for Excellence in Public Administration for penetration of Air Traffic among the Middle class.
UDAN Scheme Chosen for Prime Minister's Award
  • Launched in 2016, Udan Scheme has 415 routes connecting 66 underserved Tier II and Tier III Cities.
  • The scheme has also led to the development of new airports, namely, Pakyong in Sikkim, Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh, and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. More Greenfield Airports are to come next.
  • More than 350 new city pairs are slated to be connected, while there is already a network of 200 city pairs. It has benefitted 92 lakh passengers so far. The scheme improves mobility at a reduced cost of transport.

Question:

Q.1 Which Scheme has been chosen for Prime Minister’s Excellence in Public Administration Award 2020?
a. PM - Garib Kalyan Yojna
b. PM - KISAN
c. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna
d. UDAN Scheme
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