Ajit Kumar Jha

Crop Diversification In India

According to the UN population projections, India, in all probability, will be the most populous country by 2027. More than 600 million people will living in urban areas by 2030. They need safe food from the hinterlands. Average agricultural land holding size is only 1.08 hectare, according to 2015-16 data). Indian agriculture engages 42 per …

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United in Science

The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report, titled United in Science by the World Meteorological Organisation warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024 — and the risk is growing. This first overshoot beyond 1.5℃ would be temporary, likely aided by a major climate anomaly such …

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PM Announces Plans For Environment – Project Lion, Project Dolphin, Carbon Neutral Ladakh

From saving Gangetic dolphins and Asiatic lions along the lines of Project Tiger to making Ladakh carbon neutral and reducing pollution in 100 cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 August, 2020 announced a series of plans to protect the country’s environment and biodiversity. Addressing the nation on Independence Day, the prime minister also spoke …

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India Report- Digital Education June 2020

Union HRD Ministry on July 20220 launched India Report on Digital Education, 2020. The report elaborates on the innovative methods adopted by Ministry of HRD, Education Departments of States and Union Territories for ensuring accessible and inclusive education to children at home and reducing learning gaps. School Education is envisaged as a comprehensive and convergent …

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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has brought out the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020. FRA FRA is the mechanism for collecting data on two forest-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 2015. Speci­cally, data submitted to FRA contribute to reporting on …

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The State Of Food Security And Nutrition In The World 2020

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 has been prepared by the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Division in collaboration with the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Development Department and a team of technical experts from FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Key Messages Current estimates are that nearly 690 …

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23 Additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Items Under Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Scheme

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has announced Inclusion of 23 additional MFP Items (Minor Forest Produce) items and stipulation of their Minimum Support Price (MSP) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled “Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP“. This  decision enhancing the coverage from …

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