Agriculture Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
Topics: 2020 • Agriculture • Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act • farm laws • farmer welfare • Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act • Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act
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 ..
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 ..