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Directions (1-5) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it in the context of the passage.


The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), the centrepiece legislation of the United Progressive Alliance’s inclusive economic growth agenda, shows promise of being mainstreamed into national policy-making for two reasons. The first is the political goodwill that governments, at the Centre and in the States, stand to gain from implementing schemes that guarantee employment and cash incomes for the poor. The economic dynamics that flow from this is the second and more important reason. The NREGA refashions the Keynesian approach of using public works to stimulate effective demand to the realities of a developing country by its focussed intervention to benefit the rural poor.


Question-2 : NREGA develops political goodwill because —


people get cash for the vote they cast


politicians come in direct contact with the people


political parties donate funds for such programmes


due to this programme, people get cash income and guarantee for employment