Phosphatic and Potassic Fertilizers

Fertilizers: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved that the increased prices of Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers The increased international prices of Diammonium phosphate (DAP) have been absorbed by the Union Government. The Union Government has decided to increase the subsidy by Rs. 438 per bag of DAP as a special onetime […]

Plant Discoveries 2020: Botanical Survey of India

Plant Discoveries 2020: The Botanical Survey of India (BSI), in its new publication Plant Discoveries 2020 has added 267 new taxa/ species to the country’s flora. Earlier, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) demanded an additional USD 200 billion fund flow to developing countries from various sources to manage nature through 2030. The […]

Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK)

Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK): Centre government, for the first time issued uniform specifications for Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK) for grade A & Common Rice. The specifications have been issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The fortified rice is to be distributed under various government schemes, including the public distribution system […]

Aroma Mission: Important Points

Aroma Mission: The Union Minister of State Science & Technology has proposed Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship for Jammu & Kashmir to augment the income of farmers. The Aroma Mission, also popularly referred as “Lavender or Purple Revolution”, has started from J&K and transformed the lives of farmers who are able to grow lavender, make lucrative […]

Digital Agriculture

Digital Agriculture: The Agriculture Ministry signed agreements with Reliance’s Jio Platforms, ITC, Cisco, NCDEX e-Markets and Ninjacart to develop agritech solutions using its National Farmers Database, which includes information of 5.5 crore farmers. This is part of an effort to modernise the agriculture sector by infusing new technologies so that farmers can increase their income, […]

Transport And Marketing Assistance (TMA) Scheme For Specified Agriculture Products

Transport And Marketing Assistance” (TMA) Scheme For Specified Agriculture Products’: Centre has revised “Transport and Marketing Assistance” (TMA) scheme for Specified Agriculture Products’ In February 2019, the Department of Commerce had introduced ‘Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products Scheme’ to provide assistance for the international component of freight, to mitigate disadvantage of […]

Minimum Support Price: Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23

Minimum Support Price (MSP): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the increase in the MSP for all mandated Rabi crops for the Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23. This will ensure maximum remunerative price for farmers and also encourage them to sow a wide variety of crops. MSP is the rate at which the […]

Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021

Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021: Various pressure groups in Assam groups recently held a rally against the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021, stating that the law was an assault on the farm economy in the name of religion. It is aimed at regulating slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattle. Highlights of the law: Slaughter of […]

National Farmers Database

National Farmers Database: The Centre has created a National Farmers’ Database with records of 5.5 crore farmers, which it hopes to increase to 8 crore farmers by December by linking it to State land record databases, according to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Farmers’ database is key to advances in digital agriculture. Agriculture has to […]

International Fund For Agricultural Development

International Fund For Agricultural Development: IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) has committed to focus 30% of its climate finance to support nature-based solutions in rural small-scale agriculture by 2030. Ahead of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress (WCC), it calls for more investment to protect biodiversity. The IUCN […]