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GoI increases Minimum Support Price of 14 Kharif crops

On June 1, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved hike of Minimum Support Price of 14 Kharif crops. Highlights The Minimum Support Price of Paddy has been increased by Rs 53 per quintal. The MSP of paddy has been fixed at Rs 1,868 per quintal for the year 2020-21. The rates of pulses, oil seeds and ..

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NITI Aayog organizes Convention to boost Natural Farming

The think tank of India, NITI Aayog organized convention on agreological and natural farming approaches in the country. The convention was attended by international experts, policy makers. Highlights The think tank presented current plans of India at the convention. According to NITI Aayog, Natural Farming that predominantly depends on cow dung, biomass, urine, soil aeration ..

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9 Crore 60 lakh Farmers Benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

On May 27, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 9 crore 60 lakh farmers were benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. This was mainly done through the PM-KISAN Scheme Highlights During lock down, around 9.67 crore farmers were benefitted through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. This was done through the funds allocated ..

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NABARD releases Rs 20,500 crores of funds for Kharif and pre-monsoon operations

On May 18, 2020, the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) released Rs 20,500 crores. The funds will act as front-loading resources to the cooperative banks and the Regional Rural Development Banks (RRBs). Highlights The funds have been released to help farmers in Kharif operations and also in their pre monsoon preparations. Of ..

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana completes 4 years of success

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana was launched in May 2016. The scheme has successfully completed four years of its implementation. Highlights The scheme has so far helped more than 8 crore families. Around Rs 8,432 crores have been transferred through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under the scheme. In order to mark the success, on May ..

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