Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

GoI releases Rs 3,971 crores for micro-irrigation projects

Published: November 21, 2020

On November 20, 2020, Government of India sanctioned a loan of 3,971 crores of rupees for micro irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu. This is one of the biggest loans being sanctioned for the state of Tamil Nadu. The loan has been sanctioned at subsidised interest rate under micro irrigation fund. The micro irrigation fund was ..

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National Conference on Kharif Crops, 2020 held through video conference

Published: April 16, 2020

On April 16, 2020 the Union Agricultural Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the National Conference on Kharif crops. The conference discussed measures to achieve doubling of farmers’ income and to achieve Kharif target. Secretaries of DAC&FW and ICAR and also officers from state governments participated in the conference. Highlights The conference fixed the target ..

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PM Modi lays Foundation Stone for Mandal Dam Project

Published: January 6, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the Mandal Dam Project on the North Koel River. The Mandal Dam Project would be boon for the states of Jharkhand and Bihar. Mandal Dam Project The features of the Mandal Dam project are: The Mandal Dam project will help around one lakh eleven thousand ..

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Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from Farming

Published: January 3, 2019

Recognising the need to cut down on carbon emissions to tackle climate change, the government of India has taken the following steps to reduce the emissions from the farm sector: Crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI). Increasing the area ..

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North Koel Reservoir Project: Water Resources Ministry ink MoU with Bihar and Jharkhand

Published: January 13, 2018

The Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bihar and Jharkhand for completion of balance works of North Koel reservoir project. Moreover, supplementary Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between Ministry of Water Resources, National Water Development Agency, NABARD with both states for funding under ..

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