Indian Agriculture

Agriculture Marketing Information Network

June 9, 2017

India is a country with 70% of its population living in the villages and depending on agriculture as their main occupation timely information about the fluctuation of market price is of extreme importance. Earlier the information had been given through various media like radio, newspapers, blackboard display...

Agricultural Regions of India

June 9, 2017

Agricultural region is an area which represents the quality of agricultural land use and its cropping pattern. It generally depicts similarities in the nature of crops grown, their combination pattern, method of cultivation, average quantum of inputs and orientation of farming activities. Similarities mostly arise out of the...

Agricultural Produce Market Committee

June 9, 2017

Under the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, 2003, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a statutory body constituted by state government in order to trade in agricultural or horticultural or livestock products. Functions of APMC Functions of APMC are: To promote public private partnership in the...

Agricultural Labourers

June 8, 2017

The Agriculture labor Enquiry Committee defines agriculture labourers as those who derive their main source of income by working on farms of others for a wage. They are one of the two types of  farm workers, other being the cultivators. The agricultural labourers are: Engaged in agricultural...

Overview of Key Schemes under Ministry of Agriculture

April 12, 2017

Major Government schemes and Institutions under Ministry of Agriculture are as follows: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was launched from 1.04.2016 after rolling back the earlier insurance schemes National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS), Weather-based Crop Insurance scheme and Modified National...

Key Facts: National Agriculture Market (NAM)

April 11, 2017

National Agriculture Market (NAM) through Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) also known as e-NAM scheme was approved in July 2015 and was launched on April 14 2016 as a portal. The objective is to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities by integrating the APMCs across India...

Agriculture in Union Budget 2017-18

April 9, 2017

The budget announcements for farmers / agriculture were focussed on the objective of doubling the farmers’ income in five years. Towards this, the key announcements made are as follows: Record Credit Target The agricultural credit target was fixed Rs. 10 Lakh Crore for 2017-18, which is highest...

Krishonnati Yojana

May 11, 2016

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 2014, the schemes of the ministry were...

National Livestock Mission

May 11, 2016

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 four sub-missions of National Livestock Mission as...

Pulse Prices Issue

December 23, 2015

Retail prices of all major pulses have crossed Rs 100/ kg. In the case of tur/ arhar (pigeon pea), they have crossed the double-century mark of Rs 200/ kg in several places. Tur prices in markets like Rajkot, Bangalore, Puducherry and Chennai have touched Rs 200/ kg...

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