Q. Which of the following subject/s is/are covered under Gandhian principles of directive principles?
2.Cottage industries
3.Cooperative societies
How many of the statements given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] Only three

[D] None

Answer: C

Explanation: Gandhian Principles: These principles are based on Gandhian ideology.

They represent the programme of reconstruction enunciated by Gandhi during the national movement. In order to fulfill the dreams of Gandhi, some of his ideas were included as Directive Principles. They require the State:

  1. To organize village panchayats and endow them with necessary powers and authority to enable them to function as units of self-government (Article 40).
  2. To promote cottage industries on an individual or cooperation basis in rural areas (Article 43).
  3. To promote voluntary formation, autonomous functioning, democratic control and professional management of cooperative societies (Article 43B).

Source: Laxmikanth