07 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: e-technology in the aid of farmers.
Prelims and Mains focus: About the new Fund to be set up and its significance; about ICAR: role and mandate
News: A system will soon be put in place to scientifically validate, scale up and propagate the innovations of progressive farmers as the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is poised to set up a Farmers’ Innovation Fund (FIF).
What is it about?
Why science is crucial for agriculture?
Agriculture is pure science. If we do not apply the principles of science to agriculture, then we will fail. Various revolutions in agricultural and allied sectors, including green revolution and white revolutions, happened because of scientific approach and use of technology.
About Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
The mandate of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is:
Source: The Hindu
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