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Benefits to Healthcare Workers- Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

An additional incentive of Rs. 1000/- per month is being paid to ASHAs in view of their significant contribution towards COVID-19 pandemic related work. Besides this, States/UTs have been asked to ensure provision of safety measures like masks and sanitizers for ASHAs. Further, the State/UT Governments have also been given ... Read More »

Radha Mohan Singh Distributes Electric Chaak to 150 Kumhar Families in Bihar under KVIC’s Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana

In a major step towards creating sustainable self-employment, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) today distributed electric potter wheels (chaak) to 150 potter families in East Champaran district in Bihar. Member of Parliament and former Union Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh distributed electric chaak and other equipment like blunger machines ... Read More »

Department of Biotechnology launches Programme for “Strengthening Clinical Trial Research Capacity in Neighbouring Countries”

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India through the Ind-CEPI mission (India Centric Epidemic Preparedness)for Rapid Vaccine Development and Supporting Indian Vaccine Development which is aligned with the Global Initiative of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), aims to strengthen the development of vaccines and associated competencies/technologies for the diseases of ... Read More »

AICTE approves inclusion of Geospatial as a subject in GATE and NET exam

Students competing for the popular National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and lectureship in Indian universities and colleges, including IITs and NITs and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for JRF in CSIR laboratories, can now opt for Geospatial as a subject. The All India Council of Technical ... Read More »

An Indian study by JNCASR of Department of Science & Technology finds place among major breakthroughs in ecology and evolution counted from ‘Origin of Species’

Indian researchers have contributed to one of sixty-five major breakthroughs in ecology and evolution over the last 160 years, counted from Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859. A study in 2003 from the Evolutionary & Organismal Biology Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), an ... Read More »

Cold Storage Facilities in the Country

As per available information, there are 8186 number of cold storages with capacity of 374.25 Lakh MT is available in the country for storing perishable horticulture produce like fruits and vegetables. State/UT wise details of cold storage is at Annexure – I.   The information regarding capacity utilization, real time data ... Read More »

Production Cost and MSP of Various Crops

The details of percentage increase of cost of production and Minimum Support Price (MSP) of mandated kharif and rabi crops from 2016 to 2020 are given at Annexure I. National Commission on Farmers (NCF) headed by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan had recommended that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) should be at least ... Read More »

Startups in Agriculture Sector has launched a new component Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) has launched a new component called “Innovation and Agri-Entrepreneurship Development”  under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY-RAFTAAR) in 2018-19 with objective to promote innovation and agripreneurship by providing financial support and nurturing the incubation ecosystem. Start-ups are being encouraged in order to contribute directly and ... Read More »

Benefits of Agricultural Schemes to Farmers

Agriculture is a State Subject. Government of India facilitates the State Governments through many Centrally Sponsored and Central Sector Schemes to increase production, to reduce cost of cultivation like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Soil Health Card Scheme, Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation etc. A statement showing the amount ... Read More »

India maintains trend of High Recoveries

With its focussed strategies and effective, coordinated and proactive measures, India is reporting steep increase in recoveries. New recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases for the fifth consecutive day. 89,746 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country, whereas the number of new confirmed cases ... Read More »

Department of Justice releases first e-edition of success stories on Tele-law programme titled ” Reaching the unreached – Voices of the Beneficiaries”

To commemorate the journey of it’s Tele-Law programme, union Department of Justice has released its first booklet “Tele-Law – Reaching the Unreached, “Voices of the beneficiaries” that is a captivating readable collection of the real life stories of the beneficiaries and assistance received under the Tele-Law programme to resolve disputes ... Read More »

Reduction in Tobacco usage

Several steps have been taken by the Government to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use. Some of the major steps are as under; The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has enacted a comprehensive legislation, namely the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and ... Read More »

State-wise number of nursing colleges functional in the country

State-wise number of nursing colleges functional in the country is at Annexure – I. Health being a State Subject, opening of new nursing colleges falls under the purview of the respective State Governments However, 129 proposals have been received in Indian Nursing Council from States/UTs under Section 13 and 14 ... Read More »