Farmers Welfare Current Affairs - 2019

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All about PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has rolled out registration for the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana to provide old age pension cover to farmers. It is new Central Sector Scheme envisioned with an aim to improve life of small and marginal farmers of the country. It is first of its kind pension coverage Read More…

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RBI Notifies Norms for 2% Interest Subsidy Scheme for Short-term Crop Loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified the norms for banks with regards to two per cent interest subvention or subsidy for short-term crop loans during 2018-19 and 2019-20 under the interest subvention scheme approved by the central government. Interest subvention scheme Under the interest subvention scheme, the central government provides short term crop Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC

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Ashish Kumar Bhutani appointed CEO of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Government has appointed senior bureaucrat Ashish Kumar Bhutani as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). He has been appointed to post till May 2020. He is IAS officer (1992 batch) of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) It is farmers’ welfare scheme launched in 2016 to ensure faster Read More…

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Government releases draft Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming Act, 2018

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Famers Welfare has unveiled Model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018 to ensure better price to farmers. It is aimed at reducing farmers’ risks by creating assured market for their produce at pre-agreed price, while encouraging investment from agribusiness and food processing Read More…

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Rythu Bandhu Scheme: Telangana government launches investment support scheme for farmers

Telangana government has launched Rythu Bandhu (friend of farmers) Scheme, an investment support scheme to support livelihood of farmers. It is first of its kind investment support scheme for farmers to be launched by any state in India, Key Facts Under this scheme, farmers will directly get financial support twice every year to maximise agricultural Read More…

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Green Revolution-Krishonnati Yojana: CCEA approves continuation of Umbrella Scheme in agriculture sector

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of Umbrella Scheme, Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes and Missions. Key Facts The 11 schemes and missions were clubbed together under one umbrella scheme ‘Green Revolution – Read More…

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CCEA approves financial assistance to sugar mills for clearing cane dues of farmers

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved proposal to provide financial assistance of Rs. 5.50 per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18. It will help to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane which will inturn help sugar mills to clear cane dues of farmers. Key Facts The assistance will Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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