The Government of India has launched several schemes/programs meant to double the income of farmers and farm laborers' welfare by increasing production, remunerative returns, and income support to farmers. The Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments through these schemes/programs. List of various interventions Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN): With a view to provide income s... .
Updated on 10 February, 2020
The year 2019 witnessed a series of interventions and disruptions in the farm sector. Grand Farm Sop in the name of PM KISAN. Droughts and Floods later came in as disaster for the sector. The economic slowdown and the shooting up of onion and vegetable prices. Impact of such disruptions It clearly reflects two things: First, those populist measures have a low bearing on the economy. Second, despite several measures to reduce vulne... .
Updated on 5 February, 2020
The Economic Survey revealed that the Centre’s imposition of stock limits in a bid to control the soaring prices of onions actually increased price volatility. The Survey also offered similar examples of stock limits on sugar and pulses which had little impact. Background: The report lists the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) among other anachronistic legislation like drug price control, grain procurement and farm loan waivers. Post a care... .
Updated on 1 February, 2020
With the Budget around the corner, A report finds out that 15 States have already overshot budgets for the scheme’s implementation. Following that, there is a demand for increased allocation to MNREGA, revision of wage payments. About the Scheme: MNREGA also is known as MNREGS Paradigm Shift Agency to people - provided Legal Right to Work. Bottom-Top approach - Demand for work coming... .
Updated on 30 January, 2020
Yellow rust has been detected in wheat crops from 6 districts in sub-mountainous parts of Punjab and neighboring Haryana. Yellow rust It is a fungal disease that causes the leaves of the crop to turn yellow. It severely inhibits the photosynthesis process which can result in lower yields in the wheat crops. Favorable conditions for the fungus: Rainfall coupled with an increase in minimum temperature, and humid conditions. ... .
Updated on 30 January, 2020
The Union Government has signed an agreement with the World Bank to provide $210 million for Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. About Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project: The project aims to support small farmers participate in competitive agriculture value chains, facilitate agri-business investments, increase market access and productivity in certain commodities, and build the resilience of crops to recurre... .
Updated on 25 January, 2020