Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: The Government said that over 1 lakh 60,000 farmers have received benefits during the Biotech-KISAN scheme in the last one year.
About Biotech – KISAN:
|Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
|To counsel and provide solutions to farmers on problems related to water, soil, seeds, and marketing
|Pan-India program following a hub-and-spoke model
|Stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers empower women farmers and identifies and promotes local farm leadership in both genders
|First, understand the problem of the local farmer, then link available science and technology to the farm, and provide scientific solutions to those problems