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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more