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PM Modi inaugurates RLB Central Agriculture University

The newly constructed building of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agriculture University which is one of its kind got inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi. The university is located in Jhansi and is a spectacular institute of the Bundelkhand region. PM’s Interaction with the university students followed after the inauguration. About the University Established in ..

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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

The Prime Minister has launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (Agri Infra Fund) in order to improve the farm gate prices and overall income of the farmers. The fund of Rs 1 trillion will be utilized for giving a fillip to the post-harvest management and also marketing of agricultural produce of the farmers. What are the ..

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Fertigation in Agriculture

Fertigation combines both fertilization and irrigation. Many plants need supplemental nutrients that are not found in the soil. So, fertilizers are added into an irrigation system. These fertilizers are dissolved completely in irrigation water in advance, kept in stock tanks, and then delivered to soil. Fertigation is a combination of any of the following: ammonium ..

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Lock Down: Agriculture and allied activities exempted

On March 28, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister announced that agriculture and farming related activities have been exempted from Lock Down. This was introduced in the second addendum introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Highlights Under the second addendum issued by the Home Ministry towards the lock down, the following categories have been exempted ..

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World Bank and GoI sign Agreement on Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture

On March 11, 2020, the World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh. Highlights The loan is to be used to implement the project in around 428 Gram Panchayats. The Panchayats are spread ..

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APEDA signs MoUs to implement Agriculture Export Policy

The Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed Memorandum of Understandings with IIT Delhi, Quality Council of India (QCI) and Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA). Agriculture Export Policy The Agriculture Export Policy was launched in 2018. It aims to increase the agricultural export potential of the country. It is highly ..

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