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Third Advance Estimates for Production of Major Crops 2021-22

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the third advance estimate of the production of major agricultural crops for 2021-22. What do the advance estimates say? The food grains production in the country has been estimated at 314.51 million tonnes which is a record high and is higher by 3.77 million tonnes ..

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Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela- 2022

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2022 is being organized from 9th to 11th March 2022 at the Pusa Institute’s Mela Ground. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, inaugurated this event. Overview: “Self-reliant farmer through technical knowledge” is the main theme of this fair. ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is organizing the three-day ..

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Is Marathwada Undergoing Desertification?

The experts have warned that the Marathwada region of Maharashtra is heading towards desertification due to the policy-induced failures. The Groundwater Surveys show that the water table had dropped alarmingly in 70 of the 76 talukas and more than 25 have reported a drop of more than two metres. Why the disaster is Man-made? Of ..

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UN Food and Agriculture Organisation decides to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has approved India’s proposal to observe 2023 as the International Year of Millets. This decision was taken at the 160th session of FAO Council, currently underway in Rome. The move will enhance global awareness to bring back these nutri-cereals to the plate. In addition, the FAO Council has ..

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The Union Government decides to declare 2018 as National Year of Millets

The Union government has decided to declare 2018 as ‘National Year of Millets’ to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security. This was stated by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh while addressing MPs in a consultative committee meeting in New Delhi on March 22, 2018. ..

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