Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Focus on Small Towns to Generate Rural Jobs

Context Union Budget 2019-20 included several initiatives to diversify India’s stagnating rural economy, such as: Setting up of 100 new rural artisanal clusters 80 livelihood incubators and 20 technology business incubators to train 75,0000 entrepreneurs in agribusiness skills Formation of 10,000 new farmer producer organisations Thrust to improve connectivity by upgrading 1,25,000 km new roads, under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana… Continue reading Focus on Small Towns to Generate Rural Jobs

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

Achieving the goals of- Per drop more crop & Har khet ko paani   PMKSY envisages amalgamation of ongoing schemes: Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR RD & GR) Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources (DoLR) On Farm Water Management… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

GS-2, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana

Uplifting the poor through through skill development   It is a scheme for upliftment of urban and rural poor through enhancement of livelihood opportunities through skill development and other means Why the scheme? To provide Skill training to the poor in cities and villages. This would make them eligible for employment and will help in poverty… Continue reading Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Demystify plethora of irrigation programmes

Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) It is a modified programme of erstwhile: 1. Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP), 2.Desert Development Programme (DDP) and 3. Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP) of the Department of Land Resources. This consolidation is for optimum use of resources, sustainable outcomes and integrated planning. The scheme was launched during 2009-10. Main… Continue reading Demystify plethora of irrigation programmes