Krishi Sanjeevani Vans launched in Karnataka

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yediyurappa, recently flagged off the the Krishi Sanjeevani Vans in Bengaluru. The Krishi Sanjeevani Vans have been launched by the state Agriculture Department with the central assistance under National Krishi Vikas Yojana.

Highlights

  • The Chief Minister flagged off the 40 vans under the scheme.
  • The vans will go to the agriculture fields in order to conduct test of water and soil.
  • It also seeks to suggest remedies for pest control so as to improve the overall yield.
  • The government has further proposed to attach one such van for every Farmers Assistance Centres in the districts in future.

Objectives

  • These vans have been launched with the objective of taking scientific labs to the fields.
  • Thus, the vans would be providing the hand support for the farming techniques of the farmers in the state.
  • Vans would also be studying the conditions and will address the needs of the farmers regarding the fertility of the soil, pest control, weeds and suitable crops in the existing conditions.
  • Apart from that, the personnel from the Agriculture Department will also suggest the solutions if the water, soil, and pests are inflicting the crops.

National Krishi Vikas Yojana

The National Development Council (NDC) has launched the National Krishi Vikas Yojana in August 2007 in accordance with the 11th five-year plan. The Scheme was launched with the aim of attaining the 4 per cent annual growth in the agricultural sector during the 11th five-year plan. The scheme was launched with the objectives of- incentivizing the states that increase their investment in Agriculture and allied sectors and providing flexibility and autonomy to the States while planning and executing the programmes in the agriculture sectors. The scheme also seeks to ensure the preparation of Agriculture Plans for the districts and states so as to achieve the aim of reducing the yield gaps in important crops.

Written by IAS POINT

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