Agriculture: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • 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).

    Image of Holistic Development of Bamboo Sector

    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
  • 1Rajasthan’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
  • 1What 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.

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    Image of Geographic Information System

    Image of Geographic Information System

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1Inauguration 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
  • 1Expected 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
  • 1Government 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
  • 1National 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
  • 1Revival 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
  • 1Nanaji 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
  • 1Guarseed 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
  • 1Maharashtra 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.

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    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
  • 12018 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
  • 1Loan 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.

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    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
  • 1AI 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
  • 1Production 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
  • 1FarmerZone 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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  • 2Record 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

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    Image of Production of Foodgrains And Horticulture

    Image of Production of Foodgrains And Horticulture

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  • 3APEDA’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
  • 1MoU 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).

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    Image of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP)

    Image of BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP)

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  • 2AGRI 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

    Image of the Fssai

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1Scheme 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
  • 1One 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
  • 1Agriculture 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
  • 1Pests 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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