A) The Centrally sponsored National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI) was launched in June 2010
B) The scheme provides assistance at 90 per cent of the system cost for small and marginal farmers
C) The scheme provides assistance at 50 per cent for general farmers.
D) It will be used for both horticultural and agricultural crops
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] NMMI is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in which 40% of the cost of the MI system will be borne by the Central Government, 10% by the State Government and the remaining amount will be borne by the beneficiary either through his / her own resources or loan from financial institutions. All categories of farmers are eligible to avail assistance under this scheme. Assistance to farmers will be limited to a maximum area of five ha per beneficiary.
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