Agriculture Current Affairs, GK & News

Agriculture  Current Affairs, GK & News

Kisan Kalyan Mission of Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to launch Kisan Kalyan mission. What are the key features of Kisan Kalyan mission? The Kisan Kalyan mission aims to double the farmer income covering all the Assembly constituencies of the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is to be achieved through campaigns that create awareness among farmers on how to ..

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Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Karnataka State Legislative Council recently passed the Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill 2020. The 2020 amendment bill seeks to amend the Karnataka Land reforms Act of 1961. The 1961 Act brought in restrictions on ownership of agricultural lands in the state. The amendment removes 3 sections of the Act to allow ownership of farmlands by ..

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‘Putting Farmers First’: Key Points from Government E-Pamphlet

The Government of India recently issued a hundred page e-booklet called “Putting Farmers First”.The booklet highlights the success stories of farmers who have benefited from contract farming after the legislation of three farm laws. Background The Farmers have been protesting against the recently enacted farm laws in Delhi. The farm laws were Farmers (Empowerment and ..

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Lakshadweep declared 100% Organic

Context in Current Affairs: The Union Territory of Lakshadweep has been declared as Organic Agricultural Area by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare. The UT is second after Sikkim to achieve the status of 100% organic region. It is first in the Union Territories of India to achieve the status. The entire 32 sq ..

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GoI releases Rs 3,971 crores for micro-irrigation projects

On November 20, 2020, Government of India sanctioned a loan of 3,971 crores of rupees for micro irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu. This is one of the biggest loans being sanctioned for the state of Tamil Nadu. The loan has been sanctioned at subsidised interest rate under micro irrigation fund. The micro irrigation fund was ..

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