Indian Economy

White House: India one of fastest-growing countries in the world

December 16, 2016

Economic Report of the US President for the year 2017 has said that India, with real GDP expanding at 7.3% is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. According to the report, with 7.4% growth over the four quarters of 2016, India’s economic growth is likely to continue...

Asian Development Bank: India’s growth projection at 7.0%

December 13, 2016

Asian Development Bank has lowered its growth forecast for Indian economy to 7.0% as an aftermath of demonetization. This is much slower than projected earlier. 45 countries which fall under the “Developing Asia” are now expected to expand 5.6 percent this year as against 5.7 percent expected earlier. The...

National Leprosy Eradication Programme

October 7, 2016

Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae. Official figures (WHO) show that more than 213 000 people mainly in Asia and Africa are infected, with approximately 249 000 new cases reported in 2008. M. leprae multiplies very slowly and the incubation period of the disease...

Crop Productivity Trends in India

December 21, 2014

Before independence the productivity of food grains in India showed a decline. With the introduction of economic planning in 1950-51, and with special emphasis on agricultural development, there was a steady increase in the area, productivity as well as in yield per hectare. During the pre-green revolution period, rice...

Factors Affecting Cropping Patterns in India

December 21, 2014

Crop pattern refers to the proportion of area under different crops at a particular period of time. A change in cropping pattern means a change in the proportion of area under different crops. It can be described in a number of ways but the most convenient method is to...

Farming systems in India

December 20, 2014

The major farming systems in India include Subsistence and commercial farming, Intensive and Extensive Farming, Plantation Farming and Mixed Farming. Subsistence Farming This refers to farming for own consumption. The entire production is for consumption and so there is not surplus to reach markets. Practiced by majority of farming population in India. This is...

National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme

May 26, 2013

The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) is a comprehensive programme for prevention and control of vector borne diseases namely Malaria, Filaria, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis (JE), Dengue and Chikungunya which is covered under the overall umbrella of NRHM. Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) is...

National Urban Health Mission

May 26, 2013

The proposed National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) aims to address the public health care needs of urban population. It involves revamping/creation/upgradation of primary, secondary and tertiary health care service delivery system in urban areas. NUHM would cover all cities/towns with a population of more than 50000. Towns below 50000...

Mother and Child Tracking system (MCTS)

May 26, 2013

Mother and Child Tracking system (MCTS) is a name-based tracking of pregnant women so that adequate and timely feedback may be given to the health workers who may, in turn, ensure that pregnant women receive adequate Ante-natal and Post-natal care besides encouraging institutional deliveries. The system also aims to...

North Eastern Region Livelihood Project

May 26, 2013

North Eastern Region Livelihood Project (NERLP) North Eastern Region Livelihood Project (NERLP) is a major initiative for addressing the needs of employment, income and natural resource sustainability of the rural population of the NE Region. The Project is proposed to be funded through the World Bank. The provision is...

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