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India’s Fish Production

Fisheries sector occupies a very important place in the socio-economic development of the country. It has been recognized as a powerful income and employment generator as it stimulates growth of a number of subsidiary industries, and is a source of cheap and nutritious food besides being a foreign exchange earner. Contribution to Economy Fisheries sector […]

Government schemes for Agricultural Extension and Technology

The key government schemes and initiatives for agricultural extension and promotion of science and technology in agriculture are as follows: National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NIMAET) was launched by UPA government in 2014 with an objective to spread farm extension services and mechanization. The NDA Government […]

National Crop Insurance Programme

Agricultural Insurance in India is covered by “National Crop Insurance Programme” which was launched by UPA government in 2013 by merging three schemes viz. Modified National Agricultural insurance Scheme (MNAIS), Weather Based Crop insurance Scheme (WBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS). These three schemes now serve as components of the NCIP. Unit area of […]

Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS)

Although Coconut is a perennial crop, yet the cultivation is subjected to risks from climatic changes, natural disasters, pests, diseases etc. Further, palm trees are characterized by periodic system of crop setting and outcomes and hence resemble seasonal annual crops. Moreover, coconut is cultivated under rain-fed management and is susceptible to biotic and abiotic stresses.  […]

Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)

Six schemes of 11th plan period have been merged in a single integrated scheme from April 1, 2014. The objective of this “Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)”, which has Rs. 4500 Crore outlay in 12th plan; are as follows: Promotion of agri-marketing through creation of marketing and agribusiness infrastructure including storage Incentivize agri-market reforms […]

Climate-smart agriculture

Elucidate the concept of climate smart agriculture? Why it is important for country like India and how it can be achieved?

 The economics of oil seeds

India being a developed agriculture state is unable to meet the demand of the edible oil? What are the reasons to it and how the high import bills could be reduced?

Revamping the Agriculture

Being a agro-based economy, agriculture in India is not able to improve the livelihood of farmers. What are the measures to be adopted to revamp the agriculture to deliver the desirable results?