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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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Rabi Crop Sowing increase by 36 lakh hectares

The Ministry of Agriculture on December 31, 2019, announced that the sowing area of rabi crops have increased by 36 lakh hectares. This is mainly due to improvement in soil moisture in Rabi growing states. Highlights The total area under Rabi crops was 536 hectares last year and this has increased to 571 hectares. Of ..

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Million Farmers School: Bridging Gaps through Digital Mode

The government of Uttar Pradesh has launched the programme called The Million Farmers’ School (TMFS) in 2017-18 to provide an extension module for the rabi (winter-spring) planting season and conducting kisaan pathshalas for the dissemination of scientifically recommended package of practices specific to the crops grown. Million Farmers’ School Under the programme, training sessions spread ..

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Water Availability and Sustainable Management

India is facing serious challenges in water management. In the first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to save every drop of water, and to make water conservation a mass movement on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Water Availability and its Use India has ..

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Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation, KALIA

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) is a support scheme of Odisha whose primary targets are small farmers, cultivators and landless agricultural labourers. The scheme involves payments to encourage cultivation and associated activities. Features of the Scheme The important features of the scheme are: Under the Scheme, Odisha would spend Rs 10,180 crore ..

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