farmer welfare: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Kerala: First State to fix MSP for vegetables

Published: October 29, 2020

Kerala became the first Indian state to fix Minimum Support Price for sixteen agriculture items. It consists of vegetables, fruits and tubers. The scheme is to support farmers and increase agriculture sector. What is the plan? Sixteen different varieties of vegetables will be covered in the first phase. There is also a condition to revise ..

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Operation Green: 50% Freight Subsidy for agricultural perishables

Published: October 15, 2020

The Ministry of Food Processing and the ministry of Railways have jointly provided subsidised rate of 50% for freight transportation of perishable agriculture produce such as vegetables and fruits. The step is being implemented to boost Operation Green. Operation Green is implemented by Ministry of Food Processing. Key Highlights The ministries will provide 50% subsidies ..

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Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog begins “Kamadhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”

Published: October 12, 2020

On October 12, 2020, the Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog (RKA) began the nation wide campaign called “Kamadhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”. Key Highlights The campaign aims to promote extensive use of cow dung during the Diwali season. The RKA will promote cow dung based Diyas, dhoop, Agarbatti, swastika, wall-pieces, idols of goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. The aim ..

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Bangalore Rose Onions: Key Facts, GI Tag, Exports, Production, characteristics

Published: October 11, 2020

The Government of India recently allowed export of Bangalore Rose onions. Earlier the union government had banned the export of all varieties of onions. Bangalore rose onions were given with Geographical Indication tag in 2015. Unique characteristics of Bangalore Rose onions These onions have bulbs with flat base. They are spherical. They have a unique ..

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GoI releases guidelines for evaluation of nano-based Agricultural input

Published: July 8, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the Government of India released guidelines to evaluate nano-based agriculture input and food products in the country. The guidelines were released by Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar. Highlights The guidelines were prepared by Ministry of Science and Technology, FSSAI (Food ..

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