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Jal Shakti Ministry launched ‘Water Heroes Contest 2.0’

Ministry of Jal Shakti works with an objective to make water conservation a people’s movement and strengthen the water consciousness in the country. To further this objective, the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the ‘Water Heroes – Share Your Stories’ Contest. Key points · It ..

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116 Nodal Officers appointed for PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

On June 24, 2020, the Government of India appointed 116 senior bureaucrats to achieve the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan. Highlights The scheme is a flagship programme of GoI. Through the programme, the GoI aims to help the migrant workers that are affected by COVID-19 lock down. The 116 officers roped in ..

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Haryana: 1,000 Water Recharge Bores to be constructed

On June 11, 2020, the Haryana Government announced that, it will construct 1,000 water recharge bores in the state. The water bores are to be constructed in the water deficient areas of the state. Highlights The bores are being constructed in the state of Haryana to recharge the underground water with rainfall. The State Government ..

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Central Employment Guarantee Council Meet chaired by Rural Development Minister

On June 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the 21st meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council. Highlights During the meet, it was highlighted that the GoI has created assets for irrigation and water conservation. Also, individual assets have been created to help agriculture under MGNREGA. All time ..

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What is “Direct Seeding of Rice” being encouraged amongst farmers?

The farmers of Punjab and Haryana are being encouraged to adopt “direct seeding of rice” due to shortage of labourers. This is being encouraged in place of conventional transplanting. Conventional Transplanting During Conventional Transplanting, the farmers prepare nurseries. The paddy seeds are first sown in the nurseries and raised to young plants. These young plants ..

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