Agriculture, Agro Industry, & Allied Activities: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 PM Kisan Portal Launched for Uploading the SMF Details [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has written to the Chief Ministers of all States for their support in the effective & speedy implementation of “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) ” so that the entitled benefits are expeditiously transferred to the fa

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  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Implementation of Rashtriya Gokul Mission [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has been implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds. The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been launched by the Government for

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    Image of Rashtriya Gokul Mission

    Image of Rashtriya Gokul Mission

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  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation Protection and Development of Cows and Their Progeny [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny. It will result in increased growth of livestock sector which is more inclusive, benefitting women, and small and marginal farmers.

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    Image of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

    Image of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

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  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P.M. Kisan) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, Government is launching a historic programme namely “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) “. Agriculture continues to be the main driver of the rural economy.

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P.M. Kisan)

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P. M. Kisan)

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P. M. Kisan)

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers [ Economy, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the administrative unit of three departments namely: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Fertilizers, and Department of Pharmaceuticals

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    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

    Image of The Managing Plastic Waste

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Promotion of GI Products [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Geographical Indications (GIs) are registered as per the provisions of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999. As on 24/12/2018,330 GIs have been registered.

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    Image Of Geographical Indication

    Image Of Geographical Indication

    Government’s S

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  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 1 What is National Bamboo Mission? Its Progress [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Mission envisages promoting holistic growth of bamboo sector by adopting area-based, regionally differentiated strategy and to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and marketing.

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    Image Of Budget 2018 - 19

    Image Of Budget 2018 - 19

    • Under the Mission, steps have bee

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 Farm Crisis: Centre Doubles Export Incentive for Onion Farmers [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In order to boost exports of onions from the country, the central government announced it has doubled the export incentive granted to the bulb under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) from 5 % to10 %.

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    Image Of Export Incentives

    Image Of Export Incentives

    The m

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  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1 Agricultural Project with FAO [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The government has launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agricultur

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  • 2 🌟 Reducing Carbon Emission by Altering the Method of Farming [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Initiative have been taken to make agriculture more adaptive and resilient to climate variability and in the process to reduce carbon emission. Important initiatives in this regard include crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Se

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  • 3 🌟 What is Parali? Issues of Parali Burning [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Through the efforts under the Central Sector Scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ the satellite data indicates that paddy residue burning events have reduced by 29

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 Revision and Introduction of MSP for Minor Forest Produce Items [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government has revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 23 Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items and introduced MSP for 17 new MFP items. The 23 items whose MSP has been revised include those MFP items which have been covered under the scheme since its inception in the year 2013

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 🌟 What is Embryo Transfer Technology? What is Pashuhaat Portal? [ Science/Technology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    E-Pashuhaat Portal is playing an important role in connecting farmers & breeders to trade in disease-free germplasm; an app is being created & integrated w/UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance). Embryo Transfer Technology gives better exploitation of female ge

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  • Jan 28, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Cabinet Approves Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Cabinet has approved Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 w/aim to double farmer’s income by 2022. Cabinet has approved proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre w/Ministry of Commerce as nodal Department to oversee implementation of Agriculture Export Policy.

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  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Cabinet Approves Implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam (National Project) on River Ravi in Punjab [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet has approved implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam Project on river Ravi in Punjab. It has approved central assistance of Rs. 485.38 cr. (for irrigation component) over 5 years period from 2019 to 2023.

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    Image of Ravi River

    Image of Ravi River

    Image of Cabinet Approves Implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam

    Image of Cabinet Approves Implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam

    Image of Cabinet Approves Implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam

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  • Dec 20, 2018
  • 1 Union Minister Smt Harsimrat Badal Inag. M/S Paithan Mega Food Park in Aurangabad District in MP. [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister for Food Processing Industries inaugurated 2nd Mega Food Park in Maharashtra, in Wahegaon & Dhangaon village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad dist. It was launched under Mega Food Park Scheme & is promoted by Paithan Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd.

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    Image of Mega Food Park in Maharashtra

    Image of Mega Food Park in Maharashtra

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Closure of National Jute MfG. Corp. Ltd. & Its Subsidiary Birds Jute [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Geography ]

    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) [ Education, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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) [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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) [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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) [ Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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) [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. 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 [ Education, Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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 [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    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? [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, 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 [ Science/Technology, Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Education, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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).

    Image of Functions of Nabard

    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) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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 [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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 [ Education, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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 [ Education, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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) [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    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) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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