Biocides: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana launched by Himachal Pradesh government

The Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana (PKKKY) was launched by the Himachal Pradesh government to promote organic / Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. It is in news recently because out of the total 3,226 ..

IIT Madras develops ‘Agricopter’ to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural farms

The students at the IIT Madras have developed a smart agricopter to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural fields and help identify crop health by using a imaging camera. The innovation will allow spraying ..

Himachal Pradesh launches ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming

The Himachal Pradesh government has launched the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to enhance agricultural income by adopting low-cost climate-resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. Under the scheme farmers would be provided training, necessary ..

Bank of Baroda signs a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd to enable farmers to purchase agricultural inputs

The Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd to enable the farmers to purchase agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc. provided by POORTI. This is a ..

Punjab bans use of dangerous pesticides

Responding to National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) directions, the Punjab Government has: Banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides which are harmful to health. Withdrawn registration of some such pesticides in addition to limiting ..