TNPSC Currrent Affairs November 2016 24
1.Central Government plans Crop insurance for small Tea Growers.
Central Government has planning to roll out crop Insurance for small Tea Growers. First they are going to introduce in 3 regions in Assam, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal as a pilot.
The Tea board will be the nodal Agency and the cost of the Insurance will be shared between Centre, State and Growers in the basis of 75:15:10. This Insurance Scheme will benefit the small Tea Grower from loses due to price dip in International and domestic market. It also covers loss due to pest attack, adverse weather or any other reason beyond human control.
The Initial period the scheme will cover about 44,223.6 hectares of plantation area. The 3 regions the pilot scheme roll out in Golghat (Assam), Coonoor (Tamil Nadu) and Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), For the cycle of March to November for 2 consecutive year.
2.5th International Tourism Mart Inaugurated in Manipur.
The Fifth International Tourism Mart (ITM) was inaugurated in Imphal ,Manipur. ITM was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Manipur Shri Okram Ibobi Singh in presence of Union Tourism Secretary Shri Vinod Zutshi.
The International Tourism Mart is organised by union Ministry of Tourism in association with North Eastern Sates and West Bengal. It will be held between 23-25 November 2016.
After Inaugurating International Tourism Mart Chief Minister Shri Okram Ibobi Singh said that it will provide a good platform to promote tourism in Manipur besides the other neighboring states in the North-Eastern region.
International Tourism Mart is an annual event organized in North eastern State to promote tourism in North-Eastern State. first four ITM held in below places.
1st ITM - Guwahati (Assam)
2nd ITM - Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
3rd ITM - Shillong (Meghalaya)
4th ITM - Gangtok (Sikkim)