Agriculture in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Area under kharif crops decreases – Agriculture Ministry

According to the data released by Agriculture Ministry on August 22, 2021 Area under kharif crops such as paddy witnessed a marginal decline of 1.55 per cent at 1,043.87 lakh hectares in the ongoing monsoon season. Highlights Ministry has highlighted that, kharif crops decreased due to “deficient, scattered or erratic rainfall at the beginning of ..

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India’s Agri Exports during 2020-21 grew 17.34%

India’s export of agricultural and allied products in 2020-21 have increased by 17.34 percent. It now equals to USD 41.25 billion. Highlights As per commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan, this growth momentum in Agri export is expected to be sustained during current fiscal as well. India experienced huge growth in the export of cereals, wheat, millets, ..

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India-Fiji: Union Cabinet Approves pact for Co-operation in Agriculture

The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has approved an agreement between India and Fiji for their cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. Highlights The agriculture pact was signed between Ministry of Agriculture of India and Agriculture Ministry of the Republic of Fiji.  This agreement between the countries will come ..

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PM-KISAN: Government initiated the process to identify illegal beneficiaries

The government’s concern over illegal beneficiaries of the PM-KISAN scheme is going to cease very soon as it has decided to identify farmers who are illegally receiving benefits. What is the PM-KISAN scheme? Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is a government initiative to provide minimum income support of Rs. 6,000 per year. It was announced ..

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What is the function of NABARD? What is its Credit guarantee scheme for NBFC-MFIs?

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announced the introduction of a dedicated debt and credit guarantee scheme for non-banking financial companies and microfinance institutions to make sure the abundant flow of credit in COVID-19  affected rural areas. Functions of NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is the apex development finance ..

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