The Centre on Tuesday clarified that India has not signed up to a sustainable agriculture coverage action agenda through the COP-26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.
The clarification was issued by the Union Agriculture Ministry following media reviews that India had signed up for the agenda. ”It is clarified that such statements are baseless and factually incorrect. India has not signed up for the Sustainable Agriculture Policy Action Agenda through the COP-26 Climate Summit,” the ministry stated in a press release.
A National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) is among the Missions throughout the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) that’s operational within the nation to cope with the difficulty of local weather change, it stated.
The mission goals to evolve and implement methods to make Indian agriculture extra resilient to the altering local weather, it added.
According to the ministry, NMSA was accepted for 3 main elements: rainfed space improvement, on-farm water administration in addition to soil well being administration. Subsequently, 4 new programmes had been launched particularly Soil Health Card (SHC), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mission Organic Value Chain Development in North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and Sub Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF), it stated.
During 2015-16, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was operationalised and subsumed underneath Per Drop More Crop (PDMC) element of PMKSY. In addition to aforementioned programmes underneath NMSA, the Restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) was launched in April 2018. ”Several steps are being taken to be sure that Indian agriculture stays on the trail of sustainability,” the ministry added.
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