Parliament Q&A

Parliament Q&A on topics relevant for UPSC Prelims and Mains.

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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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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Employment Guarantee For Urban Poor

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is implementing a Centrally-sponsored Scheme viz. the “Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)” to reduce poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. The Employment through skills Training and Placement (EST&P) component of the Misssion aims …

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Preserving And Promoting The Traditional Cultural Heritage Of India

Institutions of Ministry of Culture such as the Academies namely Sangeet NatakAkademi (SNA), Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Kalakshetra Foundation (KF), Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), National School of Drama (NSD), Sahitya Akademi (SA) and Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) are engaged in the work of preserving and promoting the traditional …

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Measures For Population Control

The Government has been implementing the National Family Planning Program which provides voluntary and informed choices to the beneficiaries through a target free approach with the objective of checking population increase in the country. A National Population Policy has been formulated in the year 2000 with the long-term objective of attaining population stabilisation by 2045. …

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