Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan

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News:The Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan(KKA) is being implemented in 112 Aspirational districts of the country.

Facts:

  • Launched Year:2018
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Aim:To aid, assist and advise farmers to improve their farming techniques and increase their incomes.
  • Implementation:
    • It will be implemented in 25 Villages with more than 1000 population each in Aspirational Districts identified in consultation with the Ministry of Rural Development as per directions of NITI Aayog.
    • In districts where the number of villages with more than 1000 population is less than 25, all villages will be covered.
  • Activities under this programme: 
    • Distribution of Soil Health Cards to all farmers 
    • 100% coverage of bovine vaccination for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in each village
    • 100% coverage of Sheep and Goat for eradication of Peste des Petits ruminants (PPR) also known as sheep and goat plague
    • Distribution of Mini Kits of pulses and oilseeds to all
    • Distribution of Horticulture/ Bamboo plant 
    • Making 100 NADAP Pits in each village
    • Artificial insemination saturation
    • Demonstration programmes on Micro- irrigation
    • Demonstrations of integrated cropping practice.

Additional Facts:

Aspirational Districts Programme:

  • Launched Year: 2018.
  • It is coordinated by the Niti Aayog with the support from Central Ministries and the State Governments.
  • Aim: To transform districts that have shown relatively lesser progress in key social areas and have emerged as pockets of under-development.