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Why is Agriculture sector in distress in India?

The agriculture sector is engaging almost 51% population directly or indirectly and contributing only 17% of GD. However over a certain period of time agriculture production is on the rise after the implementation of Government Schemes such as PM-Fasal Beema Yojana, Krishi Sichai yojana, PM-Krishan yojana, Kisan Credit Card Yojana etc. Agrarian distress:– Small landholding. …

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Agriculture Current Affairs (June 2019)

Major current Affairs in Agriculture Eligibility for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme Statistics First installment of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme received by 3,33,14,898 farmers Second installment of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme received by 2,89,59,068 farmers New guideline for eligibility for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme Removal of institutional land holder Removal of farmer …

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Can cash transfer model solve the agricultural crisis?

Recently states like Telangana and Odisha governments start direct benefit transfer to farmers like Rythy Bandhu and Kalia scheme respectively. Even central government through interim Budget announced 6000 rupees and DBT to farmers who have farmland less than 2 hectares. Benefits of such scheme : Supplement loan – farmers need not search for investments is …

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What are main challenges in farm diversification in India?

Farm diversification includes changing bin cropping pattern and shifting of workforce towards allied activities. Agriculture in India faces several issues and to bring stability and increase the farm income, farm diversification is considered as an efficient strategy. Benefits – Better use of land, labour, capital. Ecological conservation. Reduces financial risk and stabilizes farm income. Increased …

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India's groundwater crisis

Report on India’s groundwater crisis?

With billion population depending on Ground Water worldwide, the significance of it is well increasing with the increasing population specially in a country like India. But this scenario is not going in right direction with central Ground Water report stating the water table is going down at an unprecedented rate in 67% of maintaining station …

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Priority Sector Lending in Agriculture

What is meaning of priority sector lending in agriculture?

The recent move by the state-run Bank of Maharashtra, of not to extend loans in several zones in the state, have to lead the chaos amidst the farmers of the drought-hit state. This more certainty makes the policymakers. Link the future of priority sector lending norms, which are generally decided by the Reserve Bank of …

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