Agricultural cooperative Current Affairs, GK & News

Sahakar Pragya Programme: Key Facts

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently launched the Sahakar Pragya. The initiative will train the primary cooperative societies in the country. It holds 45 new training modules of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). It will enhance the training capacity of NCDC through a network of eighteen regional training centres. About Sahakar Pragya Under ..

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IFFCO begins construction of Food Processing Units in Sikkim

The Indian farmers fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) joint venture Sikkim IFFCO Organics Limited recently has started the construction work of food processing units in Sikkim. The project is to be completed by 2021. Highlights Under the project two Food Processing Units are to be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crores. These food processing ..

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Union Cabinet approved Agricultural Infrastructure Fund of Rs 1 lakh crores

On July 8, 2020, the union cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved a new Central Sector Scheme-Agricultural Infrastructure Fund of Rs 1 lakh crore. Highlights The scheme is to provide long tern and medium term debt financing facility to invest in viable agricultural projects. It will support community farming, post-harvest management infrastructure. The allocated fund ..

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Direct Procurement of Apple from Farmers in J and K

The government is planning to procure nearly 60 per cent of the estimated annual apple production in Jammu and Kashmir directly from the farmers. In the coming days, around 13 lakh metric tonnes of apples would be procured under the Direct benefit transfer scheme in J and K. Implementing Agency The apples will be procured ..

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NABARD to disburse Rs. 21,000 to farmers via cooperative banks

The union government has allowed National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to disburse Rs 21,000 crore to cash-starved farmers ahead of the sowing season to sow rabi crops like Wheat. NABARD will disburse the money to District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) which will pass it on to the farm cooperatives for meeting crop loan ..

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