• Agriculture Mechanization is one of the key drivers for sustainable development. Under the #AtmaNirbharKrishi created by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare , Government of India , agriculture Mechanization and technology division has taken certain initiatives in the year 2020-21
  •  Budget of Rs. 1033 crores have been provided for the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization ( SMAM) , out of which Rs. 553 crores have been released to the state governments.
  • Rs. 600 crores has been provided for the CRM(Crop Residue Management ) scheme and Rs. 548.20 crores has been provided to the states well before time to ensure they can take up the activity in advance.
  • The earlier mobile app “CHC-Farm Machinery” has been modified and given the name of “FARM’s-app” .The revised version is more user friendly and the scope of the app is enhanced.
  • Due to the migration of farm labourers and their shortage the Government of India has relaxed certain activities like farming operations will continue during lockdown; CHC’s, shops of agricultural machinery will remain open,  agricultural manufactures are exempted from testing related activities.
  • A special drive for skilling the migrant workers has been initiated under “ Aatm Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan / Krishi” , with an objective of enhancing their employment opportunities.[i]

ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS MINISTER, SHRI GADKARI EMPHASISES UPON IMPROVING MSME FOOTPRINT IN 115 ASPIRATIONAL DISTRICTS

  • He  said MSME industry should be urgently improved as their contribution to GDP is presently negligible.
  • Government is working upon the scheme for inclusion of smallest unit under MSME.
  • After the expansion the industries with investment value 50 crore and turnovers upto 250 crores are covered under MSME.
  • By technology upgradation , India can also look for new export avenues in MSME sector says Shri Gadkari.[ii]

SOURCE:-


[i] https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1644342

[ii] https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1644354

BY SHREYA SINGH (Student of Delhi University)


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