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20
Aug

Locust Control and Research

• Title : Locust Control and Research • Type : Central Sector Scheme • Objectives : i)To monitor locust situation by conducting regular surveys over 2.0 lakh sq. km. In the Scheduled Desert Area encompassing the States of Rajasthan and Gujarat. ii)To organise control operations for preventing locust plague, as and when necessary. • Salient features : i)Locust surveillance and monitoring through 5 circle offices and 23 outposts ii)Organising control operations against local build up
20
Aug

Implementation of Insecticides Act, 1968

• Title : Implementation of Insecticides Act, 1968 • Type : Central Sector Scheme • Objectives : Judicious use of quality pesticides is an indispensable input in plant protection. Pesticides are commonly used in crop protection measures for sustaining food production. These are also used for the control of vector born diseases. Pesticides, being toxic by their very nature, are hazardous to human beings and ecosystem. The residues of pesticides enter into food chain and cause harm to
20
Aug

Expansion of Plant Quarantine Facilities in India

• Title : Expansion of Plant Quarantine Facilities in India • Type : Central Sector Scheme • Objectives : To prevent introduction of exotic pests inimical to Indian Fauna and Flora - To assist the foreign Governments’ as an international obligation, making arrangements for issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates for exportable plants/plant materials. • Salient features : Enforcement of Destructive Insects & Pests Act, 1914, and the Plant Quarantine Regulations en
20
Aug

Watershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Areas (WDPSCA)

• Title Watershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Areas (WDPSCA) • Type Central Assistance to State Plan • Objectives Overall development of jhum areas on watershed basis, reclaiming the land affected by shifting cultivation and socio-economic upgradation of jhumia families so as to encourage them for settled agriculture. • Salient features The components under the scheme are administration cost, community organization & training programmes and rehabilitation component t
20
Aug

National Land Use and Conservation Board (NLCB)

• Title : National Land Use and Conservation Board (NLCB) • Type : Central Sector • Objectives : Formulation of National Land Use policy, preparation of perspective plan for optimum utilisation of land resources. • Salient features : The components of the schemes are i) Preparation of perspective plan to meet the growing demand for land and it’s optimum utilization. ii) Conduct evaluation studies. iii) Implementation of the recommendations of
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