Separate MSP Guidelines For Sugar Mills

Separate MSP Guidelines For Sugar Mills: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution issued separate guidelines for sugar mills and cane commissioners in regards to the sale of sugar below the Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of Rs 3,100/- per quintal. To control the constant slide in ex-mill prices of sugar, the central government […]

Certified Jute Seed Distribution Plan : Key Points

Certified Jute Seed Distribution Plan: The Ministry of Textiles has launched a Certified Jute Seed Distribution Plan under Jute ICARE Program. Jute Corporation of India (JCI) had in 2019, signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with National Seeds Corporation for commercial distribution of 1,000 Metric Tonne certified jute seeds for the year 2021-22. Certified Jute […]

Policy Target Of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022

Policy Target Of Doubling Farmers’ Income By 2022: The Central Government admitted that no actual assessment of farm income has been carried out since 2013. The Government of India in its Annual Budget 2016-17 set a policy target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Agriculture sustains livelihood for more than half of India’s total population. […]

National e-Governance Plan In Agriculture : Keypoints

National e-Governance Plan In Agriculture: The National e-governance plan in agriculture (NeGPA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The scheme was initially launched in the year 2010-11 in 7 States. Recently, this scheme was extended up to March 31, 2021. The NeGPA guidelines were amended in 2020-2021 in order to infuse modern information technologies in the farm […]

Voluntary Guidelines On Food Systems And Nutrition (VGFSyN)

Voluntary Guidelines On Food Systems And Nutrition (VGFSyN): The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has endorsed the first-ever Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) which aims to support countries to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by utilizing a food systems approach. The endorsement took place during the CFS 47th […]

Excessive Use Of Fertilisers : Matter Raised In Lok Sabha

Excessive Use Of Fertilizer: Union Minister of Agriculture informed Lok Sabha about the Excessive Use of Fertilizer. Investigations carried out under the All India Coordinated Research Project on ‘Long Term Fertilizer Experiments’ over five decades at fixed sites have indicated that continuous use of nitrogenous fertilizer alone had a deleterious effect on soil health and […]

Initiatives To Promote Farm Mechanization

Initiatives To Promote Farm Mechanization: The government of India informed Parliament about the initiatives to Promote Farm Mechanization. A special dedicated scheme ‘Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM)’ has been introduced by the Government of India in 2014-15. The scheme aims at making farm machines accessible and affordable for the small and marginal farmers (SMFs) […]

Restriction Of Industrial Trans Fatty Acid (TFA) In Food Products

Restriction Of The Industrial Trans Fatty Acid (TFA) In Food Products To 2 Percent From 2022: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has restricted the permissible amount of industrial Trans Fatty Acid (TFA) in food products to 2 percent from 2022. In December, the FSSAI had capped TFAs in oils and fats […]

Central Research Institute For Soyabean In Kalahandi

Central Research Institute For Soyabean: The Union Minister of Agriculture informed Rajya Sabha about the setting up a Central Research Institute in Kalahandi for Soyabean. The Kalahandi district of Odisha produces Soybean on a very limited scale. The ICAR has established a national-level research Institute on Soybean in 1987 namely, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research, […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) : Approval Of Flying Drones

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY): To ensure timely settlements of claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has approved the proposal of the department of agriculture for flying drones over 100 districts growing rice and wheat. This is the first remote sensing technology based largest pilot […]