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8th Meeting of Agricultural Experts of BIMSTEC Countries held

8th Meeting of Agricultural Experts of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Countries was hosted by India on August 31, 2021. Highlights Meeting was attended by Agricultural Ministries from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Thailand. During this meet, Chairman highlighted the UN Food System Summit 2021 and ..

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India’s Agri Exports during 2020-21 grew 17.34%

India’s export of agricultural and allied products in 2020-21 have increased by 17.34 percent. It now equals to USD 41.25 billion. Highlights As per commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan, this growth momentum in Agri export is expected to be sustained during current fiscal as well. India experienced huge growth in the export of cereals, wheat, millets, ..

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World Bee Day

World Bee Day is observed annually by the United Nations on 20th May. This day is observed to create awareness about the importance of bees for this planet and nature. Also, World Bee Day is observed on 20th May to commemorate Anton Janša. Q1. Who was Anton Janša? Anton Janša, born in Slovenia is said ..

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GoI increases Fertilizer Subsidy by 140%

On May 19, 2021, the Government of India increased fertilizer subsidies to Rs 1,200 per bag. Earlier, it was Rs 500 per bag. Thus, the subsidies have been increased by 140%. Why the subsidy? The prices of fertilizers in the country are increasing at a faster rate. This is because prices of ammonia, phosphoric acid, ..

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India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre set up at Pune

The Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) recently launched the first Agricultural Export Facilitation Centre. About the Centre The Centre will aid in boosting the agricultural and food exports of the state of Maharashtra. The centre will act as a one-stop shop to export agricultural ..

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