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Ground Water Pollution In India

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) generates ground water quality data on a regional scale through ground water quality monitoring throughout the country. This monitoring indicates the occurrence of Fluoride, Arsenic, Nitrate, Iron and Heavy Metals beyond the BIS permissible limits for human consumption in isolated pockets in various parts of the country.Water being a State …

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Sixth Governing Council Meeting Of NITI Aayog

The sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held on February 20, 2021 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi via video conferencing. It was attended by 26 Chief Ministers, 3 Lieutenant Governors and 2 Administrators, apart from Union Ministers, who are Ex-Officio Members, and Special Invitees. NITI Aayog …

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Measures To Reduce Loss To Crops

Government has assessed the damage caused to crops in the wake of natural calamities, pest attack, cold wave/frost, diseases etc., in widespread manner in specific states/locations, as and when required. Government has constituted Inter-Ministerial Central Teams during the year 2020-21 to assess crop damage in Madhya Pradesh due to pest/insect attack and Rajasthan in wake …

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Action Plan For Water Conservation

Water being a State subject, steps for augmentation, conservation, and efficient management of water resources are primarily undertaken by the respective State Governments with the technical and financial assistance to them through various schemes and programmes of Central Government. National Water Policy inter-alia envisages conservation, protection, and availability of water. Model Building Bye-Laws, 2016 and …

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Implementation Of National Food Security Mission

The government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) on 1st July, 2015 with the motto of “Har Khet Ko Paani” for providing end-to-end solutions in irrigation supply chain viz. water sources, distribution network and farm level applications. Components of PMKSY The components of PMKSY are: Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) PMKSY – Har Khet …

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