PIB Analysis - 12th September, 2022

Improving farmers’ income

  • Technological interventions for processing, product development, sustainability, and export orientation could improve farmers’ income.
  • India has been recognised in the global arena for its strength in agriculture, and to maintain this position, we need to focus on S&T interventions in food and water.
  • The productivity of crops could be increased by using new techniques like genome editing.
  • Sustainable agriculture technologies are being used to improve farmers’ economic conditions. Some of which are nano-fertilizers to increase soil fertility and Internet of Things -based technologies to minimize the labour shortages

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

  • Acharya Vinoba Bhave was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights.
  • He is best known for the Bhoodan Movement which was a voluntary land reform movement in India.
  • The Bhoodan movement attempted to persuade wealthy landowners to voluntarily give a percentage of their land to landless people.
  • He was given Bharat Ratna posthumously in the year 1983 for his contributions to the development of the country.

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