Livelihoods News

New Delhi: In the latest edition of his monthly radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is heading towards a women-led development from only women development. It is the dream of a ‘New India’ where women are empowered and are equal partners in country’s progress, he said.

The Prime Minister said, “We are discussing development under the leadership of women. India is heading towards women-led development from only women development.”

Organic farming originated in the early 20th century and was a part of a wave of changing farming practices. It relies on fertilisers of natural origin — such as the ones derived from animal matter, animal excreta (manure), human excreta, and vegetable matter ( compost and crop residues) — and emphasises on farming techniques such as crop rotation and companion planting.

Commissioner for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development B. Ramanjaneyulu has appealed to village secretaries, sarpanches and MDOs to consider the villages as their own to ensure speedy development and to implement government schemes in a better way. He said that State government would soon issue a G.O. to utilise Sthree Nidhi (Dwacra Women fund) in case the Centre delays releasing funds for MNREGS works.

NEW DELHI: Taking a cue from PM Narendra Modi’s call to bring more and more farmers under crop insurance to mitigate risk, the agriculture ministry has planned to bring in modified guidelines to fast track implementation of the ongoing scheme and increase its coverage to 50% of the gross cropped area in 2018-19.

The School of Agriculture at Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a two-day national conference ‘SAFNS-2018’. The main topic of the conference was ‘Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security’.

As many as 106 scientists and researchers, 384 research scholars, and hundreds of agriculture students from across the country participated in the conference.

Lakshadweep and Meghalaya are the best among all 35 states and union territories of India at providing land rights to women, while Punjab and West Bengal are the worst, according to an index created by the Bhubaneswar-based Center for Land Governance, an arm of consultancy firm NR Management Consultants (NRMC).

MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated that India aspires to, and is moving towards, a $5 trillion economy over the next few years with sustained, comprehensive and holistic development.

Inaugurating the first mega global investors summit, "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018" here, he said the country is on the firm path of development simultaneously with the development of the states.

TEHRAN- Iran and India inked several cooperation agreements on economy, agriculture, and development in New Delhi and in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Iranian presidential website reported.

One of India’s leading agricultural companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a World Bank-funded government project to help provide important information to growers so they can become more competitive.

The MACP is led by the Maharashtra government and aims to increase productivity, profitability and market access for farmers in the west-central region.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has established 473 Village Resource Centres (VRCs) in 22 states across the country. The centres, which have been established in association with selected NGOs, Trusts and state government departments on a pilot scale, will demonstrate the potential of satellite technology for development of rural areas.

Addressing the Lok Sabha on Thursday, 8 February, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said in a written reply that around Rs 18 crores has been spent for establishing the 473 VRCs.

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