Verghese Kurien (26 November 1921 – 9 September 2012) was a renowned Indian social entrepreneur and is best known as the "Father of the White Revolution", for his 'billion-litre idea' (Operation Flood) – the world's largest agricultural development programme.
Section-1: Indian-Economy Question - 7
Which of the following is considered the mainstay of growing population of India?
The oilseeds production scenario in India has witnessed a dramatic turn. The country achieved a status of self sufficient and net exporter’ during early nineties, rising from the ‘net importer’ state, with a mere annual production of nearly 11 million tonnes from the annual oilseed crops, until the year 1986-87.
In a span of just a decade, an all time record oilseeds production of 25 million tonnes from annual oilseed crops was attained during 1996-97. This transformation has been termed as ``The Yellow Revolution’’.
Section-1: Indian-Economy Question - 9
When was the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) introduced?
The Government of India experimented with a comprehensive crop insurance scheme which failed. The Government then introduced in 1999-2000, a new scheme titled "National Agricultural Insurance Scheme" (NAIS) or "Rashtriya Krishi Bima Yojana" (RKBY).
NAIS envisages coverage of all food crops (cereals and pulses), oilseeds, horticultural and commercial crops. It covers all farmers, both loanees and non-loanees, under the scheme.
Section-1: Indian-Economy Question - 10
Which organization issued the data of estimation of India's National income?
The data of estimation of India’s National Income is issued by Central Statistical Organization.
The Central Statistical Office which is one of the two wings of the National Statistical Organization (NSO) is responsible for coordination of statistical activities in the country and for evolving and maintaining statistical standards.