Agriculture Current Affairs

7th Session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) held in Kochi

The 7th Session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) was recently held in Kochi. During this session, the committee finalised and recommended quality standards for five spices — allspice, juniper berries, star anise, turmeric, and cardamom. About ..

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The Punganur Cow – India’s Shortest Humped Cattle Breed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently fed Punganur cows from Andhra Pradesh at his Delhi residence on the Pongal/Makar Sankranti festival. These indigenous cattle have unique characteristics. Origins and Features The Punganur is a dwarf breed native to parts of Chittoor ..

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Supreme Court Questions Govt on GM Crops

On January 11, the Supreme Court asked why the government’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) did not consider expert reports on genetically modified (GM) crops. The GEAC approves the release of GM organisms. SC Hearing Pleas Against GMOs The court ..

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Field Studies Find Nano Urea Failing to Match Conventional Fertilizers in Crop Yields

A two-year Punjab Agricultural University trial discovered paddy and wheat harvests declined substantially from nano urea usage versus normal nitrogen fertilizers, contradicting tall corporate claims. Understanding Nano Urea Nano urea launched by cooperative IFFCO in 2021 comes in 500 ml ..

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Tur Dal Procurement Portal

Furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a multilingual portal enabling direct procurement of tur dal from registered farmers by government agencies at competitive rates. The platform aims to boost domestic ..

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Government Adds 34 Lakh Farmers Back to PM-KISAN Scheme

The Indian government has re-enrolled 34 lakh farmers under its PM-KISAN program after numbers dropped over 20% from peak levels in 2022. This comes amidst a nationwide yatra to saturate coverage. PM-KISAN Benefits and Eligibility The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman ..

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