Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory Project – for pest management on major crops in Maharashtra

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Project in Brief The project was undertaken in the backdrop of severe outbreak on soybean crop during 2008-09 in Maharashtra that resulted into crop losses over an area of 9 lakh ha (i.e.63% of sown area) causing losses to tune of Rs.1,392 crore. State Government had given compensation worth Rs.450 crore to the farmers. Team […]

Civil Service Day

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Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister conferred the `Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ (2012–13) to Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory Project (CROPSAP) for pest management in major crops in Maharashtra. CROPSAP project, a multi-stakeholder initiative was undertaken by Commosssionrate of Agriculture, Pune, ICAR-National Centre for Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi involving other […]

E-Governance award

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Organised by the Government of India’s Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, the 15th National Conference on e-Governance was held on 9-10 February, 2012 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Conference was held at the Convention Centre of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.At the National Conference on e-Governance the Pune divisional commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh was felicitated with the […]

Jalyukt Shivar

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The government in Maharashtra has undertaken an integrated water conservation and management initiative (Jalyukt Shivar) which aims to make 5,000 villages scarcity-free in the first phase in 2015-16.The ambitious programme, aimed at making the state scarcity-free in five years, will involve construction of a series of check dams, rejuvenation of old check dams and repair […]