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February 24: PM-Kisan Scheme completes one year

On February 24, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana completed one year of its implementation. The scheme was launched to increase the income of farmers. It aims to help farmers by providing them income support of Rs 6,000 per year. The scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 24, 2019 at Gorakhpur, ..

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Union Cabinet approves Revamping of PM Fasal Bima Yojana and RWBCIS schemes to address challenges

On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved revamping of challenges in insurance schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS). Highlights The following changes are to be undertaken in the crop insurance schemes The time period for an insurance company to work under the scheme ..

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“Apiary on Wheels” launched: A Unique Concept to help bee keeping, achieve National Honey Mission

On February 13, 2020, the Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) launched “Apiary on Wheels”. It is a unique concept framed by KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission). The main aim of “Apiary on Wheels” is to make migration easy. Highlights Apiary on wheels is an approach to make beekeeping simpler. It is ..

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Cabinet approves Pesticide Management Bill 2020

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved to table the Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 in Parliament. The bill aims at making safe and effective pesticides for farmers. The main aim of the bill is to replace the Insecticides Act, 1968. Key Features The bill includes provisions to provide compensation when there is farm loss ..

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Atal Innovation Mission joins with several ministries to stimulate innovation in India

On February 5, 2020, the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) joined hands with several ministries such as MSME, agriculture, food processing and also with NITI Aayog to stimulate innovation in India. The mission aimed to showcase government funded innovations. Highlights In order to achieve its objective, AIM began its first demo session with the Ministry of ..

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