What is the name of the scheme launched by the government for farmers?
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
PM-Kisan Scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana is an initiative of the Government wherein 120 million small and marginal farmers of India with less than two hectares of landholding will get up to Rs. 6,000 per year as minimum income support. PM-Kisan scheme has become operational since 1st December 2018.
What are the agricultural practices in Karnataka?
Agriculture employs more than 60 per cent of Karnataka’s workforce. Agriculture in Karnataka is heavily dependent on the southwest monsoon. While only 26.5 per cent of the sown area (30,900 km²) is under irrigation, 64.60 per cent of the total geographical area is under cultivation.
How can the government support farmers?
Governments have employed various measures to maintain farm prices and incomes above what the market would otherwise have yielded. They have included tariffs or import levies, import quotas, export subsidies, direct payments to farmers, and limitations on production.
Which crop is grown more in Karnataka?
Crops grown in Karnataka include rice, which is more or less the staple food, maize, pulses and oil seeds. Sugarcane, cashews, cardamom and chillies are also produced on a large scale in the state. Karnataka happens to be the largest producer of coarse cereals, coffee and silk in India.
Which crop gives more profit in Karnataka?
Maize. Maize is also one of the most important crop in India. It is mainly grown in southern regions of India including Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
Why it is important for the government to help farmers?
Explanation: For its implementation, increasing employment in agricultural sector and enhancing the income of farmers are the important factors. To achieve this, the government is trying to increase productivity, reduce cost, and prioritize crops with high value, reduce risks and make agriculture sustainable.
Which is the richest city in Karnataka?
List of cities
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Is Karnataka rich or poor?
₹2.38 lakh crore (US$33 billion) (2020–21 est.) Karnataka is one of the highest economic growth states in India with an expected GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) growth of 8.2% in the 2010–11 fiscal year.