Indian Agriculture

May 11, 2016

Krishonnati Yojana

There are three departments in Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare viz. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare; Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. With the change in central government in…

May 11, 2016

Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries

Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries (Blue Revolution) is the name of an integrated / umbrella scheme covering all existing schemes related to fisheries. This scheme was approved by Union Cabinet in December 2015 and the total outlay is of…

May 11, 2016

Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojna

Earlier schemes related to Dairy and Livestock have been put together under the umbrella of Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojna (White Revolution) by the Union Government. This umbrella includes National Diary Plan/National Programme for Dairy Development, Dairy Entrepreneurship, Assistance to Cattle…

May 11, 2016

National Livestock Mission

The NDA Government has launched National Livestock Mission (NLM) from 2014-15. Objective The objective of this mission is to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems and capacity building of all stakeholders of livestock economy. Sub-Missions There are…

May 10, 2016

National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)

India has a serious import dependency in edible oil. One of the biggest constraints to raising oilseed output has been that production is largely in rain-fed areas. Only one fourth of the oilseed producing area in the country remains under…

February 16, 2016

Economics of Animal Rearing: Mithun

The mithun (Bos frontalis) is an important bovine animal also known as "cattle of the mountains". It is endemic to the hilly region of North East India and also found in  few areas of China, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan. According…

February 15, 2016

Problems of Plantation Sector in India

In September and October 2015, there were agitations and strikes by the plantation workers in Kerala.  In a major contrast, the agitations were initially led by women tea-leaf pickers under the collective name of ‘Pombilai Orumai’ in Munnar, Kerala. They…

January 15, 2016

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

In January 2016, the NDA Government has launched a new Crop scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana which tries to improve upon the models used so far. Overview of the Crop Insurance Schemes so far Despite of implementing several crop…

December 25, 2015

Problems of Tobacco Farmers in India

In the recent past several famers cultivating tobacco have committed suicide due to low price and less demand. The tobacco faming is also struggling with various other problems. Understanding the Issue Tobacco is an important cash crop but it's a…