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New Soybean Variety: MACS 1407

The Indian scientists recently developed a new Soy Bean variety called the “MACS 1407”. The new variety was developed by the Agharkar Research Institute of Pune along with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. About MACS 1407 It is a high yielding variety that gives 39 quintals per hectare. The new variety takes 104 days ..

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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund crosses Rs. 8,000 crores mark

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently announced that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund recently crossed Rs 8,000 crore mark. The Ministry has received 8,665 applications so far. The worth of these applications has amounted to Rs 8, 216 crores. Out of this, Rs 4, 000 crores have been sanctioned by the Ministry so far. ..

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What is Beal seed viability experiment?

The Beal Seed Viability Experiment was begun by William James Beam. He was an American Botanist who worked at the Michigan State University. What is Beal Seed Viability Experiment? In 1879, Beal began one of the longest running experiments in botany. The experiment aims to study how long a weed can stay dormant in agricultural ..

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Italy: First Food Park in India

Italy recently launched the first “Mega Food Park” in India involving food processing facilities. It is the first Italian-Indian Food Park project launched in the country. About the Project The name of the project is “Mega Food Park”. The main aim of the project is to develop an interaction between agriculture and industry. Also, the ..

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National Climate Vulnerability Report

The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the National Climate Vulnerability Report. According to the report, eight Eastern States in the country are highly vulnerable to climate change. They are Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. Key Findings of the report The report has developed state level “vulnerability indices” ..

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