[Yearbook] Bio Control Agents, Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana, ICAR, Krishi Vigyan Kendra

[Yearbook] Bio Control Agents, Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana, ICAR, Krishi Vigyan Kendra

  1. What is BioControl Agent?
  2. What is Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  3. What is What is ICAR?
  4. What is Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana
  5. Mock Questions

What is BioControl Agent?

  • is a method of controlling pests, weeds and plant diseases using other living organisms (insect, parasite or pathogens).
  • They’re safer than artificial pesticides (soil-water pollution, impact on human health).
  • Trichoderma and Pseudomonas are two examples of Biocontrol Agents.
  • Pepper plants are suseptible to fungal diseases. A biocontrol agent, called Trichoderma helps controling these fungus.
  • Under Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana, the Krishi Vigyan Kendras provides training to tribal girls, to form Self-help groups (SHG) and manufacture these bio-control agents.

What is Krishi Vigyan Kendra

  • Krishi Vignan Kendra (KVK) is a project of ICAR
  • for testing and transfer of Agricultural technologies @grassroot level.
  • to increase self employment opportunities among the farming communities.
  • These centres are located in every state.

What is What is ICAR?

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
  • ICAR is the apex body for co-ordination, research n development (R&D) and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country.
  • HQ=Delhi

What is Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana

  • Government  of India launched this scheme for backward districts of the country, in 10th Five year plan.
  • Aim: to fill critical gaps in physical and social infrastructure and to reduce the inequalities in the levels of development in these backward districts.

Examples of Projects undertaken

  1. Construction of Anganwadi centers
  2. Veterinary health centers
  3. Irrigation structures
  4. School buildings
  5. Roads, Culverts,Bridges
  6. Fish ponds
  7. Rural market sheds
  8. Income generation schemes

Mock Questions

CSAT-MCQs

Q1 Find Correct Statements

  1. Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana is launched for equal development of minority dominated districts of India.
  2. Krishi Vigyan Kendras are institutes established by ICAR for post-graduation degrees and Ph.D in agriculture.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

Q2 Find Incorrect Statements

  1. Biocontrol agents are newly developed artificial chemicals that harm the pests but have zero impact on environment.
  2. Trichoderma and Pseudomonas are two examples of Biocontrol Agents.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

General Studies (Mains)

Write a note on each of following, 5 marks 50 words

  1. Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana
  2. Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  3. ICAR
  4. Biocontrol Agents

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