Q. With reference to the ‘District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It was established by centre in 1980.
2. It has been given constitutional status by passing 74th Constitutional Amendment.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has traditionally been the principal organ at the District level to oversee the implementation of different poverty alleviation programmes.  

The Centre established DRDA in 1980. 

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh