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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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Implementation Of Scheme for Farmers

Agriculture is a State subject. However, Government of India is implementing a number of Schemes, both Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored, for the benefit of farmers and the agriculture sector as a whole. Beneficiaries are usually selected by State Governments and therefore, details are available with them. In respect of major Central Sector Schemes, more than …

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National e-Governance Plan In Agriculture (NeGPA)

A Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA) was initially launched in 2010-11 in 7 pilot States, which aims to achieve rapid development in India through the use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for timely access to agriculture-related information to the farmers. In 2014-15, the scheme was further extended for all …

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Agri Export Policy

The Government introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy in December 2018, with the following objectives: To diversify our export basket, destinations and boost high value and value added agricultural exports, including focus on perishables. To promote novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional Agri products exports. To provide an institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, …

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Organic Farming in North East: A Step Towards Sustainable Future

Emerging demand for safe and healthy organic food with the added flavour of being grown in a pristine environment and virgin soils of India’s North Eastern states is fast emerging as a unique opportunity to the farmers of the region. The disadvantage of not being able to pick up the green revolution is now proving …

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