- General Crop Estimation Survey Portal: This revolutionary portal and mobile application have been designed to transform agricultural practices across the nation. It has been developed by Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. It has been developed for leveraging technology to enhance the reach, scope, and outcome of government actions in the course of development. The automation of the GCES process will ensure on time reporting of crop statistics and accuracy of the data. The portal and the app provide a comprehensive repository of yield estimation including village wise GCES plan and plot details where the crop cutting experiments are conducted, post harvesting crop weight and driage weight of the crop.
Also Geo referencing, which enables the primary worker to draw the boundary of the experimental plot and upload photos of the plot as well as of the crops through it. This feature will ensure transparency and accuracy of the data as well.
- SIMBEX 23: It is an annual bilateral Naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).It has been conducted since 1994.It holds the distinction of being the longest continuous naval exercise that the Indian Navy has conducted with any other country.SIMBEX-2023 is being conducted in two phases – a harbour Phase at Singapore followed by a Sea Phase.Besides Ranvijay, Kavaratti, and Sindhukesari, Long-Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I is also participating in the exercise. Units of both the navies will endeavour to hone their war-fighting skills while consolidating their capability to undertake multi-discipline operations jointly in the maritime domain.
- Nuakhai Juhar: It is an important social festival of Western Odisha and adjoining areas of Simdega in Jharkhand. The word nua means new, and khai means food. It is an agricultural festival which is observed to welcome the new rice of the season. It is observed on the fifth day of the lunar fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada or Bhadra (August–September), the day after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Nuakhai is understood to have nine colours, and as a consequence, nine sets of rituals are followed as a prelude to the actual day of celebration.People offer the newly harvested crop called Nabanha to their respective presiding deities.
- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN): PM-Kisan Yojana came into effect from December 1, 2018.Under the scheme, income support of Rs 6000 per annum is provided to all eligible farmer families across the country in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 each every four months. The fund of Rs 2,000 is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the eligible farmers/farmer’s family under the Direct Benefit Transfer Mode.
Nodal Ministry – Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It is to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers’ families in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income as well as for domestic needs. A landholder farmer’s family is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children” who owns cultivable land as per land records of the concerned State/UT.
The entire identification process of the family rests with the State/UT Governments. It is a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding from the Central Government.
Eligibility: Landholding farmers’ families with cultivable landholding in their names,
Farmers from both the urban and rural areas, Small and Marginal farmers families.