National Bamboo Mission

National Bamboo Mission: The National Bamboo Mission recently launched the Management Information System to strengthen the domestic Agarbatti industry. It will collect data about Agarbatti production, availability of raw materials, location of stick making units, production capacity, functioning of units, etc. The system will act as an intermediary between the production units and the Agarbatti […]

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture: Allocation Of Fund

The mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has provided an enhanced allocation of Rs. 2250 Crore for the year 2021-22 for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH). Horticulture is the branch of plant agriculture dealing with garden crops, generally fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. M.H. Marigowda is […]

Export Of Organic Millets

Export Of Organic Millets: In a major boost to exports of organic products from the country, the first consignment of millets grown in the Himalayas would be exported to Denmark. APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) has sourced ragi (finger millet), and jhingora (barnyard millet) from farmers in Uttarakhand for exports. At […]

PLISFPI : Production Linked Incentive Scheme For Food Processing Industry

Production Linked Incentive Scheme For Food Processing Industry(PLISFPI): The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has issued detailed operational scheme guidelines and has launched an online portal for ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry’(PLISFPI). As a part of Prime Minister’s announcement of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Government of India has approved a new Central […]

MACS 1407: Variety of Soybean

MACS 1407: Variety of Soybean: Indian Scientists have developed a high-yielding and pest-resistant variety of soybean. This newly developed variety called MACS 1407 is suitable for cultivation in the states of Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and North-Eastern states and its seeds will be made available to farmers for sowing during the 2022 Kharif season. […]

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund : Crossed Rs. 8000 crore

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund : Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has crossed the Rs. 8000 crore mark after receiving 8,665 applications worth Rs. 8,216 crores. The largest share of the pie is contributed by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58%), agri-entrepreneurs (24%) and individual farmers (13%). The Agriculture Infrastructure Fund is a medium – long term debt financing […]

Large Area Certification Scheme

‘Large Area Certification’ scheme: 14,491 ha area of UT of A&N Islands becomes the first large contiguous territory to be conferred with organic certification under ‘Large Area Certification’ scheme. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is working to identify Traditional Organic Areas to transform them into certified organic production hubs. The Government of […]

What Is Crop Diversification?

Crop Diversification: A top agriculture economist has suggested that the best chance of Crop Diversification is through animal agriculture/animal husbandry. Crop diversification refers to the addition of new crops or cropping systems to agricultural production on a particular farm taking into account the different returns from value-added crops with complimentary marketing opportunities. Cropping System: It […]

Codex Committee On Spices And Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) 2021

Fifth Session Of The Codex Committee On Spices And Culinary Herbs (CCSCH): The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) inaugurated the fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) established under Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). About the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH): Establishment: It was formed […]