Livelihoods News

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) The government has decided to geo-tag all assets like farm ponds, soil testing labs and seed godowns created under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) for their better utilisation.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard today between the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of Indian Space Research Organisation, and RKVY division of the Agriculture Ministry.

Kohima, April 5 (MExN): The Entrepreneurs Associates (EA) in association with Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) launched its first batch of training for potential entrepreneurs under Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP) for four days.

Within a fortnight of taking office, the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Tuesday fulfilled its key poll promise, writing off crop loans of up to Rs 1 lakh for about 21.5 million small and marginal farmers.

The total waiver will be of Rs 36,359 crore — one of the highest-ever promised by a state.

New Delhi: A record 47,350 kilometres of rural roads were constructed under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) during 2016-17, the longest road construction in a single year, said a statement from the rural development ministry. The number is the highest in seven years, it said.

While, 25,316km of PMGSY roads were constructed in 2013-14, the number was 36,337km in 2014-15 and 36,449km in 2015-16, the statement said.

VARANASI: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Aditya Nath Yogi would take the final call on waiving agriculture loan in the first meeting of his cabinet sometime this week. UP agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said a list of 1.5 crore farmers has been finalised and sent to the chief minister.

New Delhi, Mar 31: The government today allowed unrestricted exports of all certified organic agricultural products, a move that would help in boosting shipments.

The decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Winnipeg/Chicago: Canada’s booming pulse industry can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for now — after temporarily settling a dispute that had threatened to halt shipments to India, the world’s largest market.

India extended by three months an exemption that allows commodity imports to be fumigated upon arrival, according to the country’s farm ministry. A waiver had been scheduled to expire on Friday that exempts shippers including Canada and the US from having to fumigate pulses for pests before export.

The definitive suspension of the POSCO project in Odisha, India, is an important victory for social movements, peasants, fisher folks and forest dwellers in the area who have been fighting to protect their land, livelihood and environment over the past twelve years.

The definitive suspension of the POSCO project in Odisha, India, is an important victory for social movements, peasants, fisher folks and forest dwellers in the area who have been fighting to protect their land, livelihood and environment over the past twelve years.

NEW DELHI: More than 1lakh patients have availed the affordable dialysisprogramme unveiled in the 2016-17 budget by the Modi government aimed at reaching all district hospitals across the country.

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