Agriculture: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

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  • Nov 29, 2017
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    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… (545 more words) …

  • Nov 25, 2017
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    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… (587 more words) …

  • Oct 25, 2017
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    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.

    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

    Image of Milk Production In India 2016

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  • Sep 24, 2017
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    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… (296 more words) …

  • Sep 17, 2017
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    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
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    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.

    Image of Smart Agriculture Conclave

    Image of Smart Agriculture Conclave

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    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

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    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 for export in compliance with standards.… (373 more words) …
  • Sep 9, 2017
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    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)

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    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 mentoring to scale operations in agri-value… (234 more words) …

  • Aug 17, 2017
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    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

    • One of the components… (261 more words) …
  • Sep 6, 2017
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    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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  • May 22, 2017
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    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… (227 more words) …

  • May 1, 2017
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    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.… (289 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    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… (295 more words) …