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Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

Posted on : 19 Dec 2019

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  • Rural women form the most productive work force in the economy of majority of the developing nations including India. More than 80% of rural women are engaged in agriculture activities for their livelihoods.
  • About 20 per cent of farm livelihoods are female headed due to widowhood, desertion, or male emigration. Agriculture support system in India strengthens the exclusion of women from their entitlements as agriculture workers and cultivators.
  • The “Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana” (MKSP), a sub component of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM (DAY-NRLM) seeks to improve the present status of women in Agriculture, and to enhance the opportunities available to empower her.
  • MKSP recognizes the identity of “Mahila” as “Kisan” and strives to build the capacity of women in the domain of agro-ecologically sustainable practices. It has a clear vision to reach out to the poorest of poor households and expand the portfolio of activities currently handled by the Mahila Kisan.
  • The focus of MKSP is on capacitating smallholders to adopt sustainable climate resilient agro-ecology and eventually create a pool of skilled community professionals.
  • Its objective is to strengthen smallholder agriculture through promotion of sustainable agriculture practices such as Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA), Non Pesticide Management (NPM), Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), Pashu-Sakhi model for doorstep animal care services, Sustainable regeneration and harvesting of Non-Timber Forest Produce.

Article Related Questions

With reference to Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, consider the following statements
1.Ministry of women and child development will be implementing the scheme.
2.Aim is to empower women in agriculture by making systematic investments to enhance their participation and productivity.
3.More than 80% of rural women are engaged in agriculture activities for their livelihoods.
Which of the following statement is/are correct?

1.1 and 2 only

2.2 and 3 only

3.1 and 3 only

4.1, 2 and 3

Right Ans : 2 and 3 only

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