Farmer Producer Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

India: Promotion of Drone Use in Agriculture

The Government of India is to promote the use of drones in agriculture. For this, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has amended the SMAM guidelines. SMAM means Sub – Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation. Also, the ministry has issued funding guidelines. About funding guidelines The Government of India will provide grants of ten lakh ..

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5-point Reform agenda for FCI

On the 58th Foundation Day of Food Corporation of India (FCI), the food Minister Shri Piyush Goyal released a “5-point reform agenda for FCI”. It is also called “5 Sutras”. The agenda aims to improve FCI and its progress. What are the five points? To change the public perception of FCI. Currently the public see ..

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Govt and NABARD’s NTPL sign Trust deed to promote FPOs

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has dedicated Rs 1000 crores fund to provide credit guarantees to around 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs). Key Points This dedicated fund will be housed under the “Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for FPOs” (CGFTFPO), under the trusteeship of NABSanrakshan Trustee Private Limited (NTPL). CGFTFPO Trust has ..

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Mishri variety of cherries from Kashmir exported to Dubai

First Commercial shipment of Mishri variety of cherries was exported to Dubai from Srinagar on July 6, 2021 in order to boost horticultural exports. Key Points In June, a sample consignment was sent to Dubai from Sri Nagar prior to this shipment. After an encouraging response from consumers in Dubai, first commercial shipment was exported ..

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Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has recently approved Rs 2,250 crores for the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture for the year 2021-22. About the Mission It aims at developing the horticultural sector in India. It covers fruits, vegetables, tuber crops, roots, flowers, bamboo, cocoa, coconut, spices, aromatic plants and cashews. Under the ..

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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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