Madhya Pradesh plans to develop 1,100 ‘climate-smart’ villages

Posted on:02 Jan 2017 09:46:12
Madhya Pradesh plans to develop 1,100 ‘climate-smart’ villages
02 January 2017 Current Affairs: Madhya Pradesh has plan to develop 1,100 ‘climate-smart’ villages n a period of next 6 years to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity said by state Farmer Welfare & Agriculture Development Department Principal Secretary Dr Rajesh Rajora 

Highlights of the plan: According to the plan, 100 villages in each of the 11 agro-climatic zones of the state would be taken up under the National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP) and Indian National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture with a cost about Rs 150 crore every year.

Farmers would be encouraged to go for short duration variety of crops and Agro-forestry also would be adopted by them.

Nutrients management will be implemented to help in soil fertility and plant nutrients supply through optimisation of all possible sources of organic, inorganic and biological components.

The integrated pest management, zero tillage, raised bed gardening techniques and micro-irrigation would also be introduced in the climate smart villages.

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