Indian Agriculture | Primary Sector Indian Economy

December 21, 2014

Rainfed Agriculture in India

Rain-dependent areas can be broadly split into two: ‘dry lands’, which receive less than 750 mm of rain a year; and rainfed areas, which receive more than 750 mm.

December 15, 2013

Agricultural Biosecurity Bill, 2013

The inflow of pests/diseases of plants and animals into countries through imports is considered one of the biggest threats to diversity, leading to huge economic losses. All of you

December 15, 2013

National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture

Under the National Action Plan on Climate Change, India has launched a dedicated National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) to define its strategies for climate mitigation and adaptation within

food processing industry

National Mission on Food Processing

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in August 2012 had approved a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled “National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP)”. This scheme was announced in Union

April 21, 2013

National Dairy Plan

In 2012, the UPA government had approved the National Dairy Plan Phase-I for a period of six years from 2011-12 to 2016-17 as a Central Sector Scheme. This plan

April 21, 2013

Minimum Support Price Scheme

The Minimum Support Prices were announced by the Government of India for the first time in 1966-67 for Wheat in the wake of the Green Revolution and extended harvest,

September 23, 2012

Nutrient Based Subsidy Scheme

The government recently said that it plans to appoint an independent agency to assess the price behaviour of crop nutrients after the introduction of nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme in

June 11, 2011

Rubber production: How Brazil lost dominance?

Until the turn of the twentieth century Brazil plus countries that share the Amazon basin (i.e. Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru), were the only exporters of natural rubber. Brazil sold

June 11, 2011

Rubber Production in India

Commercial cultivation of natural rubber was introduced in India by the British. Although, the experimental efforts to grow rubber on a commercial scale in India were initiated as early

June 11, 2011

Some varieties of Indian Coffee

Kents: Kents is the earliest variety of Arabica, selected by an English planter of the same name during the 1920s. This variety remained popular with the planting community till