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

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 at a solid pace. The 600-page

Crop Productivity Trends in India

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 recorded the most impressive growth rate

Factors Affecting Cropping Patterns in India

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 classify the agricultural production into two

Farming systems in India

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 a feature of small, marginal and

National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme

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 the central nodal agency for the


National Urban Health Mission

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 population will be covered under National


Mother and Child Tracking system (MCTS)

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 track the new-borns so that timely


North Eastern Region Livelihood Project

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 for facilitating the implementation of the


National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

NMCC was constituted as an Apex Autonomous Body to provide inputs for policy making to energise and sustain the growth of manufacturing sectors which have potential for global competitiveness and recommend national level industry/sector specific policy initiatives as may be required for augmenting growth of manufacturing sector. Besides establishment related expenses, commissioning of several studies,


Other schemes of Export Promotion

Focus Product Scheme (FPS) This scheme promotes the export of selected products notified at time to time. The products which have high export intensity / employment potential are covered so as to offset infrastructural inefficiencies and other associated costs involved in marketing of these products. Duty Free Import Authorization (DFIA) Scheme DFIA is issued to