Indian Agriculture

The growth story of organic farming in India

The growth story of organic farming is unfolding with increasing demand not only in India but also globally. In a world battered by the Coronavirus pandemic, the demand is already showing an upward trend and hence this is an opportune moment to be captured for a win-win situation for our farmers, consumers and the environment. …

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A Competitive Book of Agriculture for UPSC PSC and Other Exams

A Competitive Book of Agriculture for UPSC PSC and Other Exams and Interviews of all Agriculture Services. By Nem Raj Sunda CONTENTS :- 1. Evolution and History 2. General Agriculture 3. Agronomy 4. Soil Science 5. Horticulture 6. Entomology 7. Plant Pathology 8. Nematology 9. Plant Breeding and Genetics 10. Plant Physiology 11. Extension 12. …

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Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Vegetables & Fruits

Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Vegetables & Fruits Why in NEWS ? The Kerala government on 21st October 2020, decided to fix a minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables and fruits as part of its decision to support farmers and boost the agricultural sector. Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch …

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India to become free of Trans Fat by 2022

On October 16, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced that India has set a target of becoming trans-fat free by 2022. This target is year ahead of the target of World Health Organization. The announcement was made when the Minister presided over an event organized by the food safety and Standards Authority …

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Punjab passes resolution against farm ordinances

On August 28, 2020, the Punjab Government passed a resolution against the farm ordinances of the central government. Ordinances In June 2020, the Union Government of India had issued three ordinances as follows Farmers’ Produce Ordinance, 2020 Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 Essential Commodities Ordinance, 2020 Farmer Produce Ordinance, 2020 …

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Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Ministry of Agriculture funding start-ups under the innovation and agripreneurship component of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in 2020-21. Background: A component, Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship Development programme has been launched under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in order to promote innovation and agripreneurship by providing financial support and nurturing the incubation ecosystem. These start-ups are in various categories such as agro-processing, …

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Kisan Rail

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Farmers/Agriculture; Infrastructure  About:  Indian Railways said it will begin running Kisan Rail.  The first such train will run weekly between Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar).  About Kisan Rail   It was announced in the Union Budget 2020-­21   This train will help in bringing perishable agricultural produce like vegetables and fruits to the …

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