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‘Indian Agriculture Towards 2030’ Book

A book titled “Indian Agriculture towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems,” was released by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare at an event that was organized by NITI Aayog and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Overview: Springer has published ..

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Target for Renewable Energy in Agriculture Sector

Central government has set the target to replace diesel with renewable energy in agricultural sector by 2024. Key Points This target was set in line with Government’s commitment of increasing the share of non-fossil fuels by 2030 and becoming a net zero emitter by 2070. Through KUSUM Scheme, central government is also running a scheme to solarise the agriculture This ..

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National Conference on Agriculture for Summer Campaign

The Union Agricultural Minister recently addressed the fourth National Conference on Agriculture for Summer Campaign. The conference is also called the Zaid conference. The conference focuses on summer crops. About the conference The conference reviewed the crop performances. Also, it fixed the crop – wise targets. The targets were fixed after consulting the state governments. ..

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India: Promotion of Drone Use in Agriculture

The Government of India is to promote the use of drones in agriculture. For this, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has amended the SMAM guidelines. SMAM means Sub – Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation. Also, the ministry has issued funding guidelines. About funding guidelines The Government of India will provide grants of ten lakh ..

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Agriculture Minister launches Amul Honey

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched ‘Amul Honey’ on September 28, 2021. Amul Honey is a product of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. Highlights This product was launched under cooperation with the ‘National Bee Board (NBB)’. During the event, Tomar emphasized on importance of National Beekeeping and Honey Mission in increasing the income ..

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Ministry of Agriculture signs five MoUs with Private Companies

Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with the private companies on September 14, 2021. What are those companies? MoUs were signed for pilot projects with five private companies namely, CISCO, ITC Limited, Ninjacart, Jio Platforms Limited, and NCDEX e-Markets Limited (NeML). Key Highlights As per Agriculture Ministry, Jio ..

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