18th October, 2018 (AP Current Affairs)

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1. Under Debt Redemption scheme how much amount is allocated for farm debt waiver in 2018-19?

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2. In which year Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP) was launched?

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APMIP was launched in the month of November, 2003.The Project aims at improving the economic conditions of the farmers by conserving water, bringing additional area into cultivation with the available water resources, enhancing the crop productivity and production, quality, facilitating judicious usage of ground water, saving in power consumption and cost of cultivation. APMIP is being implemented with the assistance from Government of India, State Government and farmer contribution. On Farm Water Management (OFWM) is one of the four components of National mission for sustainable Agriculture which focuses primarily on enhancing water use efficiency by promoting efficient On Farm Water Management Technologies and equipment. On Farm Water Management (OFWM) is implemented in the State through Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Project (APMIP).

3. Which of the following river is not a part of Mahasangamam proposed by AP government?

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The State has a vision to connect all the five major rivers – Vamsadhara, Nagavalli, Godavari, Krishna and Penna – thus creating a Mahasangamam, to ensure water security to the State of Andhra Pradesh

4. Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation Development Corporation was established in:

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Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation Development Corporation was established in 1974 as an autonomous corporation under the Government of Andhra Pradesh, with main objective to take up the onus to provide irrigation facilities to upland areas to uplift small and marginal farmers including SC's and ST's with the funds provided by the Government, Institutions and beneficiaries etc. APSIDC continues to be the sole agency for implementing all LI Schemes up to 10,000 acres of command areas with specific goals of building new schemes wherever feasible and necessary and also to ensure proper management of the schemes. All LI schemes constructed by APSIDC are handed over to the Farmers' Committees for their further operation and maintenance

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