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India’s first ever fresh vegetable export to Dubai by Sea Route

On December 20, 2019, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) sent its first trial shipment of fresh vegetables from Varanasi to Dubai by sea route. APEDA is the organization under Ministry of Commerce and Industry that promotes export of agricultural and processed food products from India. Highlights APEDA sent 14 Metric ..

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Ministry of Home Affairs deploys drones to destroy hidden marijuana plantations

The Ministry of Home Affairs along with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will investigate illegal plantations of marijuana plantations and destroy them deploying drones before the plants are harvested. The ministry is to use the help of satellites to detect the crops. Highlights India is currently on the steps of modus operandi adopted by the ..

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PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) is a new old-age pension scheme which was announced by the Central Government for the social welfare of all landholding Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) in the country. What is PM-KMY? The PM-KMY is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme which aims to tap all Small and Marginal farmers ..

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Update : Financial Support to Farmers

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced the Rythu Bharosa scheme which will provide financial input assistance to the farmers. What is Rythu Bharosa? The Rythu Bharosa will be aimed at all farmers (including tenant farmers) who hold a landholding up to a 5-acre limit. They will get Rs 12,500 a year as an incentive or ..

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Short Note : National Comission on Farmers

The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) was constituted in 2004, under the chairmanship of Professor M.S. Swaminathan to make suggestions on a medium-term strategy for food & nutrition security in the nation, enhancing the farming profitability, suggest policy reforms for improving agricultural production, increasing credit supply and providing cost competitiveness to the farmers of the ..

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