Kisan Diwas - The Hindu - 24/12/22

As many as 13 farmers known for innovative farming were felicitated to mark Kisan Diwas or National Farmers Day on 23rd December, 2022. The Kisan Diwas is observed across the country to celebrate the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India.
->Key Facts about Chaudhary Charan Singh:
-He was born in 1902 at Noorpur in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh and was the Prime Minister of India from 28th July 1979 to 14th January 1980.
-Being a proponent of rural and agricultural development, he made continuous efforts for keeping agriculture at the centre of planning for India.
-He was given the nickname ‘Champion of India’s Peasants’ for his work towards upliftment of farmers and development of agriculture throughout the country.

Other KISAN initiatives by govt. :
-National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
-Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
-Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
-Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Programme
-Rashtriya Gokul Mission

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