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Government to Study the Impact of Mission Kakatiya

  • 04 Aug 2018
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The State government of Telangana has decided to conduct an in-depth study to assess the impact of de-siltation of tanks taken up under the Mission Kakatiya project.

A memorandum of agreement (MoA) has been signed between the State Government and the International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) where the latter would conduct an assessment study over a period of two years.

Key Facts

  • As per the MoA , study would cover aspects like impact of de-siltation on water availability for irrigation, changes in cropping pattern and recharge of groundwater.
  • The objective of the study includes assessment of economic benefits of application of silt in terms of plant nutrients and developing scientific integrated nutrient management strategy for major crops.
  • It also intends to assess the suitability of tank silt for use in agriculture based on heavy metal and salt content and long-term benefits for improved soil health in terms of physical, chemical and biological properties.

Mission Kakatiya

  • Mission Kakatiya is a flagship programme launched by the Government of Telangana which aims at rejuvenation of water tanks and other water storage structures to provide assistance and help to the small and marginal farmers of the state.
  • The name kakatiya is given in the memory of the valour and courage of the kakatiya rulers who ruled over the territory near Warangal and are known for there role in the development of large number of tanks in their kingdom.

International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

  • ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.
  • ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs Nairobi (Kenya) and Bamako (Mali).
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