Daily Archives: February 13, 2021

Issues relating to poverty and hunger

GS-2 GLOBAL NUTRITION REPORT Important points: Government has accorded high priority to the issue of malnutrition and is committed to improve nutrition outcomes in the country and implements Anganwadi Services, Pradhan MantriMatruVandanaYojana and Scheme for Adolescent Girls under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS) as targeted interventions to …

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Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

GS-3 SOIL HEALTH CARD SCHEME Important points: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare introduced the scheme on December 5, 2015. Soil Health Card (SHC) is a printed report which contains nutrient status of soil with respect to 12 nutrients: pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Organic Carbon (OC), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sulphur (S), Zinc …

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e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;

GS-3 NATIONAL E-GOVERNANCE PLAN IN AGRICULTURE (NEGPA): TOWARDS THE MISSION OF DIGITAL AGRICULTURE NeGPA aims to achieve rapid development in Indian Agriculture Sector through use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Important Points: A Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA) was initially launched in 2010-11 in …

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Draft Blue Economy Policy for India

Context: Ministry of Earth Sciences invites stakeholders’ suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has rolled out the Draft Blue Economy policy for India in the public domain inviting suggestions and inputs from various stakeholders including industry, NGOs, academia, and citizens.  The …

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