Agriculture: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Closure of National Jute MfG. Corp. Ltd. & Its Subsidiary Birds Jute [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri. ]

    Union Cabinet has approved closure of National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd. (NJMC) & its subsidiary Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL). Available land w/both CPSEs will be put up for public use/other govt. use for overall development of society.

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    Image of National Jute Manufactures Corporation

    Image of National Jute Manufactures Corporation

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  • Dec 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Creation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved creation of FIDF to double farmers’ income by 2022. Proposal for creation of fund was made in budget 2018 - 19. Fund will involve in attracting private investment & technologies in creation & management of fisheries all ar

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  • Nov 28, 2018
  • 1 Union Minister Smt Harsimrat Badal Ingu. Gujarat’S 1st Mega Food Park in Surat; 2nd Park in Mehsana [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Minister for Food Processing Industries inaugurated 1st Mega Food Park- The Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park, in Surat, Gujarat. It is promoted by M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.

    Map of food park location at village Shah and Vasravi

    Map of Food Park Location at Village Shah and Vasravi

    Map of food park location at village Shah and Vasravi

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  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 1 Alphonso Mango from 5 Districts of Maharashtra Gets Geographical Indication Tag [ Policy-Governance, Agri., Geog. ]

    Chennai based Geographical Indication Registry & Intellectual Property India has granted Alphonso mango from 5 districts of Maharashtra gets Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These 5 districts Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane, & Raigad are from western Konkan coastal region

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  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 26) [ Edu., Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Modern Infrastructure for a growing India: Enhancing efficiency and quality of life - Calibrated marketing freedom to incentivize gas production from deep-water, ultra deep water and high pressure-high temperature areas.

    • Steps to revitalize PPPs:

    • Public Utility (Resolution of D

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 25) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Empowering the Poor –Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana: Making a holistic improvement in the lives of poor - Reach 8 - 9 crore rural poor households, Organize women in Self Help Groups (SHGs).

    • 59 lakh Households mobilized

    • 5.31 lakh SHGs formed

    • Rs. 363.71 Cr of financial ass

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  • 3 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 24) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Building infrastructure for a modern & futuristic India: Bringing light to every un –electrified village - Illuminating the length & breadth of India: Power Grid commissioned transmission projects worth Rs. 30,300 cr.

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    Image of From Darkness to Light

    Image of From Darkness to Light

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Transport Ministry Launches Youth Road Safety Learners License Programme (Important) [ Agri. ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways launched Youth Road Safety Learners Licence programme in New Delhi. It is Public–private partnership (PPP) initiative in collaboration w/Diageo India & Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE).

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    Image of Transport Department Government

    Image of Transport Department Government

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  • 2 🌟 20th Livestock Census to Be Conducted from 1st October in All Districts of the Country (Important) [ Agri. ]

    20th Livestock Census will be conducted in all districts of Indian Union in participation w/all States & UTs. States/UTs are requested to start census operations from 1st Oct. , 2018.

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    Image of Livestock Census

    Image of Livestock Census

    • Success of this novel initiative is dep

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 19) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM Modi announces major decisions to benefit poor, neo –middle class & middle class -Interest subvention for loans of upto Rs. 12 lakhs. Rural houses under PMAY Increased by 33 %. Farmers who have taken loans for Rabi crop exempted from Interest for 60 days.

    • Government adds Rs.

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 18) [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Dr. Bhakti Yadav: Doctor Dadi - 91 years old Gynecologist who has been treating patients for free for the past 86 years. In 68 years of her career has delivered 1000’s of babies, without any fees in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

    • Physically very weak now due to old age but co

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Overview of Schemes for Dairy Developent: NDDB in Implementation of NDP & Dairy Proce.(Important) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj., Committees & Bodies ]

    National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) plays crucial role in implementation of National Dairy Plan (NDP) & Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF). Indigenous breeds are being promoted to reduce risks in production. For improving breed of milch cattle, especial

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  • 2 Mancheswar Campus of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) Bhubaneswar [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship inaugurated 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus, Bhubaneswar.

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever NSTI’s Mancheswar Campus

    Map of 1st-ever National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) ‘s Mancheswar Campus

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  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 1 Government of India & ADB Sign $375 Million Loan to Improve Irrigation Efficiency in Madhya Pradesh [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Govt. has signed $375 million loan agreement w/Asian Development Bank (ADB) for MP Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project. Project will contribute to double farming incomes in MP by expanding irrigation networks & system efficiency.

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    Image of Drip Irrigation

    Image of Drip Irrigation

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  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 1 Cage Farming in Karnataka Under Blue Revolution: Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution: Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries approved by Govt. in December 2015. Scheme provides financial assistance for: Open sea cage culture, Installation of cages/pens in reservoirs & other open water bodies.

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    Image of Aquaculture Cage Systems

    Image of Aquaculture cage systems

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  • Oct 7, 2018
  • 1 Promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming [ Agri., Schemes & Proj., Geog. ]

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under Network Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) & All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRP) on Integrated Farming Systems, has initiated experiment on “Evaluation of zero budget farming practices in basmati rice-wheat system” a

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 What is Model Act on Contract Farming? What is APMC? [ Agri., Bills ]

    Union Agriculture Ministry released final Model Act titled ‘The …. State/UT Agricultural Produce & Livestock Contract Farming & Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018’. Main motive behind drafting Model Contract Farming Act is to integrate farmers w/bulk purchasers for bet

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  • Sep 9, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd to Implement Fertilizer Subsidy Disbursement [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Agri. ]

    NITI Aayog & Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) have signed Statement of Intent (SOI) to work together towards implementing Proof-of-Concept (“PoC”) application using Blockchain Technology for fertiliser subsidy management on 30th June, 2018.

    Image of NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd

    Image of NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd

    Image of NITI Aayog Partners with GNFC Ltd

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched Rs. 215 cr. Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong thru National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).

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    Image of Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission

    Image of Union Ministry Launched Meghalaya Milk Mission

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 Ministery for Water Res. , River Dev. & Ganga Rejuvenation Releases “Nabard Publication” on Water [ Edu., Agri. ]

    Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways released book ’Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development).

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    Image of Functions of Nabard

    Image of Functions of Nabard

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  • Aug 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services Act, 2018 (Important) [ Agri., Schemes & Proj., Bills ]

    Union Agriculture Minister released final Model Act titled ‘The State/UT Agricultural Produce & Livestock Contract Farming & Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018’ on 22nd May, 2018. Main motive behind drafting Model Contract Farming Act is to integrate farmers w/bulk pur

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 What is Zero-Budget Natural Farming to Make Agriculture Profitable [ Eco., Agri. ]

    Zero Budget Natural Farming project aims to make farmers of Himachal State adopt organic farming. Project was launched at Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar HP Krishi Vishvavidyalay, Palampur.

    Map of Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar HP Krishi Vishvavidyalay,Palampur

    Map of Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar HP Krishi Vishvavidyalay, Palampur

    Map of Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar HP Krishi Vishvavidyalay, Palampur

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  • Aug 17, 2018
  • 1 Food Processing Ministry to Collaborate with International Labs for Wider Acceptability of NIFTEM [ Edu., Agri. ]

    Ministry will collaborate w/multiple international laboratories testing various food products so that food products approved by laboratories at National Institute of Food Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM) get worldwide acceptability. This was announced in NIFTEM Institute in

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 Indian Council of Agricultural Research’S Education Portal Launched [ Edu., Agri. ]

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, launched the Education portal of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi.

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    Image of Indian Council of Agricultural Researc

    Image of Indian Council of Agricultural Researc

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Friends of Coconut Tree Program: India Makes Unprecedented Progress in Coconut (Important) [ Eco., Agri. ]

    India brought 13, 117 hectare (ha) under new coconut plantation b/w mid-2014 & 2018, vis-a-vis 9, 561 ha b/w 2010 & 2014. Productivity increased to 11, 516 fruits per ha in 2017 - 18 vis-a-vis 10, 122 in 2013 - 14.

    Image of 19<sup>th</sup> World Coconut Day

    Image of 19th World Coconut Day

    Image of 19th World Coconut Day

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  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’ in Agriculture Sector (Important) [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Govt. approved continuation of agriculture sector umbrella programme, ‘Green Revolution —Krishonnati Yojana’, w/central outlay of Rs. 33, 269.97 cr. till March 2020. Programme, comprises of 11 schemes to develop agriculture & allied sector in holistic & scientific manner to incre

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  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Restructured National Bamboo Mission Aims, Objectives and Benefits: Cabinet Approval (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Agri. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved centrally sponsored scheme ‘National Bamboo Mission’ (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) on 25th April, 2018 for remaining period of 14th Finance Commission (2018 - 19 & 2019 - 20).

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    Image of Holistic Development of Bamboo Sector

    Image of Holistic Development of Bamboo Sector

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Steps Taken by Union Government for Promotion of Bamboo: India’S Top Bamboo (Important) [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    In a meeting with the representatives of International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), held in New Delhi, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, said that India has the potential to become a significant play

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” for Sericulture Sector [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Central Sector Scheme “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” is approved for next 3 years from 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20. Scheme has 4 components: Research & Development (R&D), Training, Transfer of Technology and IT Initiatives, Seed Organizations and farmers extensio

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  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1 Rajasthan’S 1st Mega Food Park in Ajmer [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri. ]

    1st Greentech Mega Food Park will be inaugurated at Roopangarh village in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Park is being set up at coast of Rs. 113.57 cr. & will benefit around 25, 000 farmers in Ajmer.

    Map of Roopangarh village in Ajmer

    Map of Roopangarh Village in Ajmer

    Map of Roopangarh village in Ajmer

    • Food Park is set

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  • Jun 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? [ Sci-Tech, Health, Agri. ]

    Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS) are used for survey & inventorisation of medicinal plants. Technologies are used for identification of specific location of plants species.

    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 Inauguration of Uttarakhand’S Second Mega Food Park [ Eco., Agri. ]

    The Food Park is being set up in Uttarakhand at cost of Rs. 99.96 cr. & it gives benefit nearly 25, 000 farmers. Himalayan Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. is being set up in 50.14 acres area. Park would have facilities for primary processing & storage near farms.

    Image of IInd Mega Food Park

    Image of IInd Mega Food Park

    Image of IInd Mega Food Park

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Eco., Env., Agri. ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1 Government Launches Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Agri. ]

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.

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    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of E-NAM Platform

    Image of Six New User Friendly Features of e-NAM Platform

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  • May 15, 2018
  • 1 National Banana Festival 2018 [ Agri., Culture ]

    The National Banana Festival (NBF-2018) was held at Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from February 17 to 21. The festival was organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social action (CISSA) in partnership with Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat and a host of National and Stat

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Nagoya Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity and CITES? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Env., Agri. ]

    The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in field of genetic and taxonomic studies, research, and training, conservation of India, including species and habitat assessments.

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1 Revival of Five Urea Units: Decline in Urea Imports Save US$ 1.08 Million in April-December 2017 [ Eco., Agri. ]

    Ministry of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers imports urea on Government account to bridge the gap between estimated indigenous production and assessed demand in the country. The import during the year 2017 - 18 (Apr-Dec) was 49.83 Lakh MT as against the import of 49.88 Lakh MT i

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  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 1 Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna Approves by Maharashtra [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Maharashtra government approved Rs. 4, 000-crore project aimed at promoting climate-resilient agriculture, to be partially funded by the World Bank. The project, named Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna, will be implemented in 5, 142 villages across 15 districts.

    Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna

    Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna

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  • Mar 11, 2018
  • 1 Guarseed Became First Agri-Commodity Option [ Eco., Agri. ]

    Three guar seed options contracts that will expire in February, March, and April of this year are being made available on NCDEX for trading initially. Key facts- NCDEX’s guarseed option is one of the liquid contracts on the exchange platform.

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    Image of Guarseed Production India

    Image of Guarseed production india

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1 Maharashtra Approves Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna [ Agri. ]

    The 10th Forum for Food & Agriculture was held at Berlin, Germany. Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is leading the Indian delegation. 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held from 18 - 20 January, 2018.

    Image of 10<sup>th</sup> Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

    Image of 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

    Image of 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture

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  • Mar 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Coconut Development Board (CDB)? India Leading in Coconut Production & Productivity [ Agri. ]

    Annual coconut production is 2395 crore from 20.82 lakh hectare and the productivity is 11505 coconuts/hectare. In the year 2016 - 17, coconut products worth Rs. 2084 crore has been exported.

    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

    Image of Coconut Production In The World-Country Wise

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 2018 as National Year of Millets [ Important Days, Agri. ]

    Government has approved 2018 as National Year of Millets to boost production of the nutrient-rich millets and boost agri industry involved in it. In November 2017, India had forwarded proposal to United Nations (UN) for declaring year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’.

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    Image of Where is Millets Grown in India

    Image of where is millets grown in India

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture Modernization Project [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Government, Tamil Nadu Government and World Bank have signed the agreement for the loan. According to the agreement, $318 million dollar will be given to the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project.

    Image of Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture

    Image of Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture

    Image of Loan for Tamil Nadu Irrigation Agriculture

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  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What Was LOP? Blue Revolution: India Second Largest Fish Producing Country (Important) [ Agri. ]

    With removal of “Letter of Permit” or “L. O. P. ” system in the Indian E. E. Z since January 2017, overall fish production has increased to approximately 18.86 % in comparison to the last three years & inland fisheries sector has registered a growth of 26%.

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

    Chart of New Targets For Fish Exports

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 AI in Agricultural & Healthcare-Smart Farming Using Artificial, Drones & Remote Sensing [ Agri. ]

    In Andhra Pradesh’s Devanakonda Mandal in Kurnool district where farmers depended on rain for groundnut and cotton crops now use AI to get accurate predictions. With landholdings of just two to three acres and poor weather prediction most depended on experience to decide when to

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  • Oct 25, 2017
  • 1 🌟 National Mission on Bovine Productivity: (ETT) - Revolution in Bovine Breeding (Important) [ Agri. ]

    Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Programme aims to conserves and develop indigenous breeds under Rashtriya Gokul Mission.

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    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1 Production of Sugarcane [ Agri. ]

    First Hybrid clone species 205 was developed for sub-tropical climate and it was launched in 1918 for commercial farming: Shri Radha Mohan Singh. Sugarcane revolution started with launch of variety 205 and now ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute has released variety 0238.

    Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

    Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

    Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

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  • Sep 17, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is TRIFED? TRIFED Celebrates World Honey Bee Day [ Agri. ]

    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) came into existence in 1987. It is a national-level apex organization functioning under Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

    Organization functioning under Ministry of Tribal Affairs

    Organization Functioning under Ministry of Tribal Affairs

    Organization functioning under Ministry of Tribal Affairs

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  • Sep 11, 2017
  • 1 FarmerZone Agriculture DBT’S Smart Agriculture Conclave [ Agri. ]

    The Union Ministry of Science and Technology is creating FarmerZone- collective open-source data platform for smart agriculture based on biological research and data for benefit of small and marginal farmers.

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    Image of Smart Agriculture Conclave

    Image of Smart Agriculture Conclave

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  • 2 Record Horticulture Production in 2016-17: 300 Million Tones [ Agri. ]

    Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare released the Third Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016 - 17: The area under horticulture crops increased from 24.5 million ha to 25.1 million ha

    Image of Production of Foodgrains And Horticulture

    Image of Production of Foodgrains And Horticulture

    Image of Production of Foodgrains And Horticulture

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  • 3 APEDA’S New App for Farm Registration & Approval and Lab Sampling [ Agri. ]

    Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) developed Hortinet as an integrated traceability system for providing Internet based electronic services for

    • Facilitating farm registration
    • Testing and certification of grape, pomegranate and vegetables

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 MoU Between India and BRICs for BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP) [ Agri. ]

    Ex-post facto approval was given by cabinet for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and various BRICs countries for establishment of the BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP).

    Image of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP)

    Image of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP)

    Image of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP)

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  • 2 AGRI UDAAN- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 [ Agri. ]

    ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announced “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0.

    Programme to select startups for m

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products – Important Topic [ Agri. ]

    Food regulator FSSAI has come out with a draft regulation for organic food products, seeking to ensure that these food items are actually organic. Draft regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic foods.

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    Image of the Fssai

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure: Irradiation for Preservation [ Agri. ]

    The Ministry of Food Processing Industries implementing a scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure to prevent post-harvest losses of horticultural & non-horticultural produce.

    Food Processing Industries implementing scheme

    Food Processing Industries Implementing Scheme

    Food Processing Industries implementing scheme

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 One of the World’S Remotest Islands is the Most Polluted: Study [ Agri. ]

    One of the world’s most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, with over 37 million pieces littered on its beaches, a new study has found. Uninhabited piece of land in the South Pacific Ocean.

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    Image of Henderson Island Oean

    Henderson Island Oean

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  • May 1, 2017
  • 1 Agriculture Ministry Discloses Model APMC Act [ Agri. ]

    The Agriculture Ministry has come up with a new model Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act Market fee across a State and a united single trading license for cost-effectiveness of transactions. To provide farmers more freedom to sell their produce.

    • “The State/UT Agric

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Pests Eat Away India’S 35% of Total Crop Yield: ICAR Scientist [ Agri. ]

    About 30 - 35 % of annual crop yield in India gets wasted because of pests. Large-scale crop-loss is having an adverse effect on agricultural biosafety. It is paramount to food security of country. It is discovered by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) scientist.

    Pests eat away India’s 35% of total crop yield

    Pests Eat Away India’s 35 % of Total Crop Yield

    Pests eat away India’s 35 % of total crop yield

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