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Maharashtra Government has approved Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojana, a Rs.4,000-crore project aimed at promoting climate-resilient agriculture.It will be roll out in 2018-19 and continue till 2023-24.
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The Scheme has been named after social activist Nanaji Deshmukh who has worked in fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance, and has been honoured with Padma Vibhushan.
Its objectives are to improve soil quality, develop foodgrain varieties which can sustain climate variations and effect necessary changes in the crop pattern as per the availability of water in a particular region.
Main objectives of scheme
Promote very idea of sustainable development in agricultural yields to overcome the climatic changes.
Promoting the quality of the soil such that quality of food grains produced can be improved.
Cultivate new variety of grains that will more sustainable and adaptable to climatic changes.
SOURCE – THE INDIAN EXPRESS.