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National Productivity Council

NPC is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non-profit organization with equal representation from employers’ & workers’ organizations and Government, apart from technical & professional institutions and other interests. NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based ..

What is India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon?

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is an initiative set up by NITI Aayog. AIM has collaboration with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It will conduct a two-day hackathon on circular economy, ‘India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’, in December 2020. What are the Key themes of the India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon? The Key themes ..

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Governing Council Meet of National Productivity Council held

The 49th Governing Council Meeting of the National Productivity Council was chaired by Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal. Highlights The meet of the National Productivity Council operating under DPIIT (Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) was held through video conferencing. The meet was attended by more than 180 participants. This ..

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GoI to launch Farmers’ Movement on Integrated Soil Nutrient Management

On May 6, 2020, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has called for farmers’ movement to integrate soil nutrient management. The announcement was made during progress review of Soil Health Programme. Highlights The Farmer movement is to be launched by the Ministry of Agriculture. It will include soil testing and campaigns addressing ..

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February 19: Soil Health Card Day

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. Objectives The Scheme was launched in 2015 to evaluate soil fertility. It was introduced to issue soil health ..

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National Productivity Council study: Fertilizer use reduced by 10% with the use of soil cards

The study conducted by the National Productivity Council has reported that the use of soil cards has reduced the fertilizer use by 10% in the country. The study also reported that the productivity has increased by 5-6% due to soil card. This is mainly because the soil card scheme aims at addressing the issue of ..

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