Consider the following provisions under the Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India:
1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code
2. Organizing village Panchayat
3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas
4 . Securing for all the workers reasonable leisure and cultural opportunities
Which of the above are Gandhian Principles reflected in the Directive of State Policy?

Answer: [B] 2 & 3 Only

Directive principles which  are based on Gandhian ideology are:

  • To organise village panchaYats and endow them with necessary powers and authority to enable them to function as units of self-government (Article 40)
  • To promote cottage industries on an individual or co-operation basis in rural areas (Article 43)
  • To promote the educational and economic interests of SCs, STs, and other weaker sections ofthe society and to protect them from social injustice and exploitation (Article 46)
  • To prohibit the consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs which are injurious to health (Article 47)
  • To prohibit the slaughter of cows, calves and other milch and draught cattle and to improve their breeds (Article 48)

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