India : various shemes and programmes to mitigate adverse impact of land degradation and desertification (Google / Indiatimes)

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http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-08-30/news/41619324_1_national-food-security-mission-rashtriya-krishi-vikas-yojana-desertification

Government to take steps to check land desertification

Madhvi Sally, ET Bureau

With a view to mitigate adverse impact of land degradation and desertification, increasing the productivity of agricultural land and sustaining foodgrain production, the ministry of agriculture is implementing various shemes and programmes said minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries, Tariq Anwar in Rajya Sabha.

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Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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