Q. Consider the following statements regarding Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY)
1. The scheme aims to develop the human resource in organic farming, natural farming and cow based economy for environmental sustenance and soil health.
2. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Recently, Government has organized 108 training programmes for the awareness of the farmers across 24 states/UTs under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana(PDDUUKSY). 

About the scheme: 

  • The scheme was launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. 
  • Aim: To develop the human resource in organic farming, natural farming and cow based economy for environmental sustenance and soil health. 
  • Objectives: 
  • To build skilled Human Resource at village level who are relevant for development organic farming and sustainable agriculture. 
  • Provide rural India with technical support in the field of Organic Farming or Natural Farming or Rural Economy or Sustainable Agriculture. 
  • Implementation: Education wing of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR). 

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