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  • National food Security bill: Summarised Features & Benefits

    The bill (passed in 2013) proposed to provide 7 kg. of food grains per person per month belonging to priority households at prices not exceeding Rs. 3 per kg of rice, Rs. 2 per kg of wheat, and Rs. 1 per kg of coarse grains.        

    Nov 24, 2015
  • NABARD: Functions, Roles & Achievements

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established on July 12, 1982 with the paid up capital of Rs. 100 cr. by 50: 50 contribution of government of India and Reserve bank of India.        

    Nov 24, 2015
  • Land Reforms in India after Independence: Purposes and Features

    Land reforms programmes in India includes: Abolition of Intermediaries, Tenancy reforms, consolidation of holdings and determination of holdings per family and to distribute surplus land among landless peoples.

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Jargons of Economics-II

    Jargons are subject specific words in all the subjects. So is the case with Indian Economy because it helps the students in understanding the meaning of articles/publications/reports etc. (if any student is unable to understand these economics word).  

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Industrial Growth and Policy before Liberalisation

    After independence the first industrial policy was declared on the April 6, 1948 by then union industry minister Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. This policy established a base for mixed and controlled economy in India.    

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Indian Service Sector: An Introduction

    Service sector deals with the production of intangible goods like transportation, hotel & restaurants, real estate, arts, entertainment  health & insurance services, education and telecom services etc. This sector contributes nearly 60 % of the Indian GDP.

    Nov 20, 2015
  • High-Yielding Variety Seeds: Definition, Advantages and Role in Green Revolution of India

    High Yielding Variety Seeds (HYV seeds) are seeds are of better quality than normal quality seeds. These seeds are a better option of seeds in order to obtain a healthy and surplus crop. These seeds have good immune system to fight with insects and other diseases.  

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Global Poverty Scenario

    An international monetary threshold under which an individual is considered to be living in poverty is; if an individual’s earnings are less than one dollar/ day.  It is calculated by taking the poverty threshold from each country.  

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Types of Index

    There are different types of indices created by the United Nations to measure the economical, social and educational development of the peoples of the whole world. These indices include Gender Inequality Index, Human Development Index, Multidimensional Poverty Index and the Technology Achievement Index.

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Targeted Public Distribution System in India: History, Features and Criticism

    The Public Distribution System (PDS) evolved as a system of management of scarcity and for distribution of food grains at affordable prices to BPL families. Government of India re-launched the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in June, 1997.    

    Nov 20, 2015
  • Problems of Agricultural Labour in India

    As we are aware that near about 53% population of India is engaged in agricultural activities. Here, the condition of the farmers and agricultural labourers depend on the intensity of monsoon. Hence they are living an insecure and underprivileged life and earning just Rs. 150/day along with full uncertainty.  

    Nov 6, 2015
  • Policies for Agricultural and Rural Development: An Overview

    To motivate the farmers for more food grain production, union government has launched policy of Minimum Support Price (MSP) since 1966-67. This policy ensures minimum price to farmers for each crop. On the other hand, Government launched the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Public Distribution System (PDS) for rural poor.  

    Nov 6, 2015
  • Public Distribution System in India: Objectives, Flaws in the Food Security System

    The public distribution system means the system of management of food economy and distribution of food grains at affordable price through Ration shops. This scheme provides staple food grains, such as wheat rice, sugar & kerosene to BPL families.

    Nov 6, 2015
  • Importance of Agriculture in Indian Economy

    As we know that India is an agricultural economy. Its 55% population is involved by agricultural activities and it contributes around 14% of the Indian GDP. Agriculture is the prime contributor in ensuring the food security to 1.26 billion population of the country.    

    Nov 6, 2015
  • Overview of Agricultural Labour

    Agriculture labourer can be defined as the involvement of any person in connection with cultivating the soil, or in connection with raising or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity, management of livestock, bees, poultry etc.  

    Nov 6, 2015