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Technological interventions to improve the crop productivity and reduce risk

The following steps have been undertaken by the government to improve the crop productivity, reduce the risk and improve the income of the farmers: Kisan Suvidha Mobile Application Development of Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on various  critical parameters such as Weather; Market Prices; Plant Protection; input Dealers (Seed, ..

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

17 June 2019 was observed as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with the theme Let s Grow the Future Together. The theme reflects the 25th anniversary of the Convention and the World Day to Combat Desertification and celebrates the 25 years of progress made by countries on sustainable land management by looking at ..

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17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is being observed globally on 17 June 2019. According to United Nation (UN), Desertification means degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas and that Desertification does not refer to expansion of existing deserts. Key Highlights Background: WDCDD was proclaimed on 30 January 1995 ..

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Soil Health Card Scheme

Under the integrated soil management initiative, the UPA Government in 2007-08 had launched a scheme to provide soil health card to farmers. However, that scheme did make little progress and in eight years (till 2013), only 50 Lakh soil health cards were released to the farmers. The scheme was freshly launched in 2015 by NDA ..

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 Agriculture in Budget 2015-16

According to the new CSO estimates based on 2011-12, agriculture and allied sector contribution to the overall GDP has increased from 14 to 18%. The focus of the new government now is to increase the yield/productivity in order to increase the output. Keeping in mind the demands of the food grains, maintaining the buffer stock, ..

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