Agriculture in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Micronutrient formulation from KAU

The Kerala Agriculture University has developed a micronutrient formulation to deal with micronutrient deficiencies among the crops. The Sampoorna KAU Multimix was developed in light of the recent reduction in top soil quality as a consequence of heavy rain and floods over the past two years. the formulation is crop specific and can be used ..

Smriti Zubin Irani launches Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

On 18 Nov, Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) today in New Delhi. The BPKK is a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones for better nutritional outcomes. Its ..

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 ..

Technological interventions to improve the crop productivity and reduce risk

The following steps have been undertaken by the government to improve the crop productivity, reduce the risk and improve the income of the farmers: Kisan Suvidha Mobile Application Development of Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on various  critical parameters such as Weather; Market Prices; Plant Protection; input Dealers (Seed, ..

India’s first agromet forecast centre inaugurated in Karnataka

The Union Environment Minister, Dr Harsha Vardhan has recently inaugurated the North Karnataka Agromet Forecasting and Research Centre (NKAFC) at the Farmers’ Knowledge Centre on University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Dharwad . It is the first of its kind in India to boost agricultural activities across the country by taking modern technology to farmers. ..

Delhi government decides to introduce MSP for farmers based on MS Swaminathan report

The Delhi government has decided to provide the Capital’s farmers a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops based on the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee’s report. In its 2006 report, the National Commission on Farmers’ chairman Prof. M S Swaminathan suggested the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) to fix MSP at ..

Jharkhand selected for 2018 Krishi Karman award under rice category

The state of Jharkhand has been selected for 2018 Krishi Karman award for producing best quality rice in the year 2016-17 by the Union Ministry of Agriculture. The award to be given away in February 2019 will carry a cash prize of Rs 2 crore, a trophy and a commendation letter, which will be handed ..

Government of India approves operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has recently approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens to ensure availability of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) throughout the country round the year without price volatility. Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs. 500 crore to stabilize the supply ..