NAHEP (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Agriculture)

News-CRUX-10     1st December 2023        
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Context: Recent developments include the World Bank-funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project and Indian Agricultural Research Project in New Delhi.

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

  • Launched by: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). 
  • Aim: to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country.
  • Objective: To support participating in agricultural universities(AU) and ICAR in providing more relevant and higher quality education to AU students.
  • Funding: World Bank to contribute 50% along with government.
  • 3 Components to the Project

oComponent 1: Support to Agricultural Univesities.

oComponent 2: Investment in ICAR for Leadership in Agricultural Higher Education.

oComponent 3: Project Management and Learning.

World Bank

  • About: It is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects.
  • Establishment: July 1944, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States
  • Members: 189 Countries
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States