Electrifying the rural India in mission mode Aim: To ensure electrification of all the un-electrified villages by 2017 in mission mode <do you know how many villages are electrified? Answer in comments.> The Scheme draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat It will enable to initiate much… Continue reading Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
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)
It has now been agreed upon by almost everyone that the recent budget has a distinct tilt towards agriculture, farm sector and rural economy. It is being argued that this tilt is due to the impression or rather criticism against the government that it was pro-capitalist, pro-industry and anti-farmers. The finance minister has listed a… Continue reading Thrust on Agriculture and Rural Economy: Is it a game changer?
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
Watch debate here Summary: While the government is hopeful of the country being on the road to witness 4% agricultural growth, the challenges are manifold. While the agriculture remains the main occupational sector, rural demand has witnessed a slowdown leading many to point over the simmering agrarian crisis. Agriculture growth rate in India has not… Continue reading State of Agriculture and Rural Economy