first_img Indo-Asian News Service BeijingApril 28, 2019UPDATED: April 28, 2019 13:45 IST Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary won India its second gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Mixed event at the ISSF World Cup 2019 (Photo:Twitter/@Media_SAI)HIGHLIGHTSIndia bagged a total of three golds and a silver at their ISSF World Cup campaignOn Sunday, none of the Indians were able to add to the medals tallyIndia added two more Olympic quota places at the Beijing World CupIndia ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with a total of four medals: three golds and a silver.Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil had won the first medal for India at the Beijing ISSF World Cup after clinching gold in 10m Air Rifle Mixed event. They defeated the Chinese pair of Liu Ruxuan and Yang Haoran on Thursday.Thereafter, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary won the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Mixed event. The pair of Bhaker and Chowdhary outshot Jiang Ranxin and Pang Wei of China 16-6 in the final on Thursday.On Friday, 17-year-old Divyansh won another medal for the country by winning a silver medal in 10m Air Rifle event. While the next day, Abhishek Verma won the gold in 10m Air Pistol event.On Sunday, none of the Indians were able to add to the medals tally as they failed to qualify for the finals in their respective events.While Gaayathri, Sunidhi Chauhan and Kajal Saini finished to make it to the finals of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event, Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat and Chinki Yadav could not make it to the summit clash of the 25m Pistol Event.At the ISSF World Cup, India secured five quotas in shooting for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Abhishek and Saurabh secured the Olympic quota in 10m Air Rifle event while Divyansh clinched the quota in 10m Air Rifle event. In women’s, Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela secured an Olympic quota in the 10m Air Rifle event.advertisementAlso Read | ISSF World Cup: Abhishek Verma shoots gold, seals Olympic quotaAlso Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela shatters world record to win India’s first goldAlso Read | Divyansh Singh Panwar secures fourth Olympic quota with silver in ISSF World CupAlso Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow International Shooting Sport FederationFollow ISSF World CupFollow ShootingFollow Olympic quota ISSF World Cup: India end campaign with 3 golds, 1 silverISSF World Cup: Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil had won the first medal, followed by another from Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary, followed again by Divyansh, and then by Abhishek Verma.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


first_img setting clearly defined land-use planning criteria considering more effective policies and other tools that help make agriculture businesses profitable building on initiatives that raise Nova Scotians’ awareness of and support for agriculture clarifying roles and evaluating guidelines for soil erosion and removing topsoil minimizing conflicts between agriculture landowners and neighbours through municipal planning and raising awareness of industry needs Farmers, municipalities and the province will be able to better protect agricultural land in Nova Scotia, thanks to new information and guidance available to them. A new report on agricultural land use includes 28 recommendations to help protect agricultural land from development and preserve it for the future. “Taking good care of our land is a priority for government, and we are committed to helping municipalities and the agriculture industry do the same,” said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. “Farmers and others who rely on the land to help them earn a living know how important it is to protect and enhance it so it’s available now and for generations to come.” The report identifies roles for the province, municipalities and the agriculture industry to protect and preserve land. It recommends a mix of regulations, bylaws, codes, policies, guidelines, incentives and education. Recommendations include: Also, under the Municipal Government Act, there are five statements of provincial interest that must be considered in comprehensive municipal planning. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations will soon be seeking input from municipalities to improve the statement for agriculture. In Nova Scotia, there are about 3,900 farms employing about 5,200 people. In 2011, the industry generated $539.7 million in farm cash receipts and $229 million in international exports. “The protection of quality agricultural land is important not only to promote local food production, but as an economic driver for rural Nova Scotia,” said Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) president Jim Smith. “The UNSM looks forward to working with the province and municipalities to develop a consistent policy framework to address the protection of agricultural lands. The report recommendations represent a good first step.” The framework recommends the agriculture industry continue working to raise awareness of its economic and community contributions, and to educate members on best practices to keep soil productive. “We are pleased with the recommendations presented in the report on protecting and preserving agricultural land,” said Beth Densmore, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. “We continue to support the idea of a provincial framework for land use and encourage the Nova Scotia government to move forward in consultation with the farm community.” The report was developed by a working group with representatives from the departments of Agriculture, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and Natural Resources. The group’s report, Protecting and Preserving Agricultural Land in Nova Scotia, is available at www.gov.ns.ca/agri .last_img read more