Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate three-day ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ providing information on new farm schemes and technologies that will help farmers double their incomes within the next few years. national fair, from March 19-21, will have separate workshops on key schemes like Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana, e-agriculture marketing, integrated farming system, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojan, soil health and livestock issues.
In this fair live demonstration of agriculture and horticultural crops, animal husbandry, innovative technologies and farm mechanisation in big plots. Both public and private companies will display their farm inputs and technologies in over 500 stalls.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)
PMKSY is a national mission to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilization of the resources in the country. A budget of Rs.500 billion (US$7.4 billion) in a time span of five years has been allocated to this scheme. The decision was taken on 1 July 2015 at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which in turn was headed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
The plan additionally calls for bringing ministries, offices, organizations, research and financial institutions occupied with creation and recycling of water under one platform so that an exhaustive and holistic outlook of the whole water cycle is considered. The goal is to open the doors for optimal water budgeting in all sectors.
Krishi Karman Awards would be given away to eight states — Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Meghalaya, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal — for 2014-15. The commendation awards would be given to three states — Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa.
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Who is the Union Agriculture minister of india?
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Source – PMO Twitter