Govt may trim budget allocation for PM-Kisan
The government may reduce allocation for the PM-Kisan scheme by 20 per cent to around ₹60,000 crore in the upcoming budget due to implementation hurdles in some States, according to sources.
The Centre had allocated ₹75,000 crore in the Budget Estimate (BE) for 2019-20 to implement the scheme, under which ₹6,000 is being provided to farmers per year in three equal instalments.
TRA developing tea varieties to mitigate impact of climate change
Climate resilient tea clones are being developed to mitigate the impact of climate change on tea production, Tea Board Chairman PK Bezbaruah said.
The Tea Research Association (TRA) is developing the clones which can sustain the rise in temperature and low rainfall in the tea producing areas of Upper Assam, Bezbaruah said at the Chevening Conversation on ‘Climate Change and Impact on Tea’ organised by the British Deputy High Commissioner here on Wednesday evening.