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Congress launches toll-free number to take manifesto suggestions from the public

The Congress in Rajasthan on Friday commenced its ‘Jan Ghoshna Patra’ campaign, under which a tollfree number has been launched with the objective of getting suggestions from the public for its election manifesto. Senior Congress leader and president of the manifesto committee Harish Choudhary said that this initiative has been taken up to increase the …

Swalia BibiUjjwala's beneficiary number 2 crore can no longer afford LPG

On the evening of March 31, 2017, when Swalia Bibi returned home after working as a house help, she sees officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited waiting at her doorstep. They had come to her dingy two-room house in Bhubaneswar’s Sikharchandi slum to tell the bewildered Swalia that she …

Tripura govt to begin talks over buying ILFS shares of Palatana project

The Tripura government will soon commence dialogue for the purchase of 26 percent equity shares of the Palatana gas thermal power project from the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS). The 726.6 MW gas-based power project, run by ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), was officially started in 2014 as a joint venture of the ONGC, …

Delhi air quality to remain ‘severe’ till Saturday

Delhi’s air quality would remain in the hard category till Saturday and the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighboring states, government-run agency SAFAR said on Friday. Delhi’s air quality lits “significant” improvement as compared to Thursday when it went off the …

130 Km Of Roads Constructed Daily Under Government

An average 130 km of roads are being constructed every day under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the highest in the last seven years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari claimed today. Mr Gadkari said in Lok Sabha that the central government has taken a decision to speed up the execution of PMGSY to substantially …

What is the National Scheme on Welfare of Fishermen

Introduction: The Centrally Sponsored ‘National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen’ envisaging to give financial assistance to fishers for construction of the house, community hall for recreation and common working place and installation of tube-wells for drinking water and assistance during lean period through saving cum relief component was in operation till the terminal year of …

National Agriculture Market (NAM)

National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to make a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The NAM Portal gives a single window service for all APMC related information and services. This covers commodity arrivals & prices, buy & sell trade offers, provision to respond to trade …

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

“Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana” is an elaborated part of Soil Health Management (SHM) of major project National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). InPKVY Organic farming is promoted through the adoption of the organic village by cluster approach and PGS certification. Expected outcomes The Scheme envisages: Promotion of commercial organic production through certified organic farming. The …

pradhan mantri fasal bima yojana

The new Crop Insurance Scheme is in line with One Nation – One Scheme theme.  It incorporates the best objectives of all previous schemes and at the same time, all previous shortcomings/weaknesses have been removed. The PMFBY will change the existing two schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme as well as the Modified NAIS. Objectives To give insurance coverage …

Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan

Giving a primary boost to the pro-farmer initiatives of the Government and in keeping with its commitment and dedication for the Annadata, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri AnnadataAaySanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). The Scheme is focused on ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for …

What is PradhanMantri gram sinchai yojana

PMKSY is to gain convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water, improve the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies (More crop per drop), improve recharge of aquifers and set up sustainable water conservation practices by exploring …

pradhan mantri kisan sampada yojana

The Central Sector Scheme – SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was approved by the cabinet in May 2017 for the duration of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme has now been changed as the “Pradhan Mantri KisanSampada Yojana (PMKSY)”. It is an umbrella programme incorporating ongoing …