The Times of India (New Delhi edition) : 2019-02-11

TIMES NATION : 11 : 11


11 TIMES NATION THE TIMES OF INDIA, NEW DELHI MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 CHHATTISGARH LAGS FAR BEHIND Rajasthan Bijapur 10,254 Sukma 6,943 Chhattisgarh Udaipur: 8,460 20,134 Narayanpur 2,250 Source: Saubhagya dashboard 687 Dantewada TROUBLE AT THE TOP TOI, 1.5°Ctemperature 2°Ctemp rise (best case scenario) rise (more likely scenario) 2.1°C rise across 2.7°C rise across Hindu Kush-Himalayas Hindu Kush-Himalayas 50% 33% 64% 3/4th of glaciers lost reduction in glaciers of glaciers lost of glaciers gone in eastern Himalayas in eastern Himalayas ➤ Glaciers in western Himalayas (J&K, Himachal, Uttarakhand) may grow due to higher snowfall ➤ ➤ FILLING THE GAPS? Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme was introduced in 1998 Cards help farmers avail credits from banks for purchase of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and other production needs ➤ No. of active card holders | 6.95 crore Govt. provides interest subvention of and prompt repayment incentive of to farmers, making the credit available to them at per annum ➤ 2% No. of landholder farmers | 14.57 crore 3% KCC is issued on the basis land holdings 4%

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