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‘Putting Farmers First’: Key Points from Government E-Pamphlet

The Government of India recently issued a hundred page e-booklet called “Putting Farmers First”.The booklet highlights the success stories of farmers who have benefited from contract farming after the legislation of three farm laws. Background The Farmers have been protesting against the recently enacted farm laws in Delhi. The farm laws were Farmers (Empowerment and ..

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YSR Free Crop Insurance Scheme

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan mohan Reddy recently launched the YSR free Crop Insurance Scheme. Under the scheme 1,252 crores of rupees has been credited into the bank accounts of 9.48 lacs of farmers as crop insurance. Background The YSR free Crop Insurance Scheme was one of the promises made by Jagan ..

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Kerala: First State to fix MSP for vegetables

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

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”

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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