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MoRD announces the Prajjwala Challenge to Transform the Rural Economy

Published on January 03, 2023
Current Context: The Ministry of Rural Development's Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) has launched the 'Prajjwala Challenge' to invite ideas, solutions, and actions that can transform the rural economy.
MoRD announces the Prajjwala Challenge to Transform the Rural Economy
  • The challenge is part of the DAY-NRLM's flagship poverty alleviation program and aims to unlock economic opportunities in rural areas.
  • Shailesh Kumar Singh, Secretary of MoRD, launched the Prajjwala Challenge in New Delhi, Delhi.
  • The Prajjwala Challenge is a ground-breaking, state-wide effort that gives creative thinkers a stage to provide new, innovative, and pragmatic solutions for India's rural economic change.
  • Shortlisted ideas from the 'Prajjwala Challenge' will be acknowledged by the DAY-NRLM and offered incubation support and mentorship from a team of experts.
  • The Idea Categories
    • Focus on Women and Marginalized sections of the community
    • Localised Models
    • Sustainability
    • Cost Effective solutions
    • Multi-sectoral ideas and solutions etc.
  • DAY-NRLM:
    • One of the MoRD's main initiatives to fight poverty is DAY-NRLM.
    • It strives to build strong institutional foundations for the rural poor, giving them better access to financial services and the ability to boost household income through improvements to sustainable livelihoods.

Question: 

Q.1 Which challenge was recently announced by MoRD to transform the rural economy?
a. Prajjwala challenge

b. Rural Revolution
c. Utkarsh 2.0
d. Village economics
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