Agriculture Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

PMFBY: Govt allocates Rs16000 crore for 2021-22

The Central government has allocated Rupees 16,000 crores for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-22. Key Facts This allocation was done in order to boost the safety of farmers’ crops. The amount will also ensure that maximum benefit of crop insurance reaches to the farmers. The budgetary amount has ..

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Sown Crop Area has increased by 36%

On April 20, 2020, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare announced that the sown crop area of summer crops has increased by 36%. Farming had been completely exempted from lock down. Highlights The rise has been mainly observed in rice cultivation. Rainfall has increased by 14% as compared to last year. The total ..

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APMC provides Guidelines to prevent crowding in Mumbai

The Agricultural Produce Market committee has issued guidelines to prevent crowding in markets in Mumbai. The committee has come up with the move as the vegetable traders have stopped working to protect themselves from the virus. This has increased the rush in markets. Similar issues has been faced by markets in other parts of the ..

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Budget 2020: 2.83 lakh Crore Rupees allocated to Agriculture and Rural Development

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Budget 2020-21 on February 1, 2020. The Minister has allocated Rs 2.83 lakh crore rupees for the agriculture and rural development sector. The Government aims to liberalize farm markets, remove distortions in livestock and farm markets and increase agricultural investments. It also focuses to increase purchase of farm ..

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National Agricultural Export Authority, APEDA launched 186 product testing laboratories

On January 20, 2020, the APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority) has added 135 laboratories to the existing 51 laboratories. With this initiative, the total number of agricultural product testing laboratories in the country has increased to 186. Highlights The new laboratories are being installed in states with high agricultural potential such as ..

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