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National Climate Vulnerability Report

The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the National Climate Vulnerability Report. According to the report, eight Eastern States in the country are highly vulnerable to climate change. They are Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. Key Findings of the report The report has developed state level “vulnerability indices” ..

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Jharkhand’s Farm Loan Waiver Scheme

The Jharkhand Cabinet recently approved a loan waiver up to Rs 50,000 for 9.07 lakh farmers. The cabinet has earmarked Rs 2,000 crores for the purpose. Key Highlights According to the State Government of Jharkhand, there are 12.93 lakh farmers in the state. They have loan dues amounting to Rs 5,800 crores. Other Approvals The ..

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SVAMITVA Scheme: Property cards for rural landowners

On October 11, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute property cards to rural land owners under svamitva scheme. Highlights The property cards are to be distributed to villages in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand. Around 763 villages are to be benefited. This includes 346 villages from Uttar ..

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Kritagya Hackathon: Launched by ICAR to promote Farm Mechanization

On September 23, 2020, “Kritagya” Hackathon was launched by Indian Council of Agricultural Research under National Agricultural Higher Education Project. The project will promote Farm Mechanisation. Highlights Students from any university, college can participate in the project. The first prize winner will receive Rs 5 lakhs, second prize and third prize winners will receive Rs ..

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Lok Sabha passes Farm Reform bills: Facts, Concerns and Benefits

On September 17, 2020, Lok Sabha passed two farm bills amidst the protests from the opposition. The bills were on agriculture market reforms and contract farming provisions. The bill to amend the essential commodities Act, yet another farm bill was passed on September 15, 2020. Highlights The Government of India had earlier introduced three ordinances. ..

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