North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council

NECBDC: NECBDC sponsored a training programme on “Bamboo Shoot Processing and Preservation” which was conducted by the NECBDC empanelled cluster M/s Delicacies food processing Center, Meghalaya the same venue from 13th to 17th, December 2021. North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) is under the Ministry of DoNER, Govt. of India. Formerly known as […]

Aroma Mission

The Aroma Mission: While observing the first National Start-up Day, Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said that “Purple Revolution” is Jammu & Kashmir’s contribution to “Start-ups India”, an initiative that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. The Aroma Mission launched by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology through the Council of […]

What are Bioenergy Crops?

Bioenergy Crops: A new study has found that converting annual crops to perennial bioenergy crops can induce a cooling effect on the areas where they are cultivated. The researchers simulated the biophysical climate impact of a range of future bioenergy crop cultivation scenarios. Eucalyptus, poplar, willow, miscanthus and switchgrass were the bioenergy crops used in […]

Global Cropland Expansion

Global Cropland Expansion: According to a new study, cropland area across the world increased 9% and cropland Net Primary Production (NPP) by 25% from 2003-2019. The growth was primarily due to agricultural expansion in Africa and South America. Cropland Area: Cropland is defined as ‘land used for annual and perennial herbaceous crops for human consumption, […]

State of India’s Livelihood (SOIL) Report 2021

Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs): The State of India’s Livelihood (SOIL) Report 2021 has stated that just 1-5 % of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) have received funding under central government schemes introduced to promote them in the last seven years. About the Report: Access Development Services, a national livelihoods support organisation has prepared the SOIL report. […]

Spices Statistics At A Glance 2021

Spices Statistics At A Glance 2021: Union Minister for Agriculture released the book ‘Spices Statistics at a Glance 2021’on 21st December, 2021. The book is published by the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the nodal agency for collection and compilation of area and production estimates of spices […]

Minimum Support Price Realization of Agri-Produce Bill, 2021

Minimum Support Price (MSP): BJP MP Varun Gandhi has introduced a private bill for Minimum Support Price of crops in Parliament. Overview of The farmers right to guaranteed minimum support price realization of agri-produce Bill, 2021: It seeks to legally guarantee of MSP with financial outlay of Rs 1 lakh crore. It aims to provide […]

Agro-Climatic Zones: Punjab

Agro-Climatic Zones: Punjab: Amid talk of MSP guarantee and Punjab’s urgent need to break away from the wheat-paddy cycle, experts feel that the state must follow cropping pattern as per its agro-climatic and soil conditions to protect the environment while increasing farmers’ income. According to Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, there are six agro-climatic zones […]