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15th Finance Commission constitutes expert group on farm exports

The 15th Finance Commission (FFC) recently set up a High level expert group on farm exports. The group is to be headed by the Chairman and Managing director of ITC, Sanjiv Puri. The committee comprises various members including Former agriculture secretary Radha Singh and chairman of APEDA Paban K. Borthakur. The committee will suggest performance-based ..

National Horticultural Fair to be held in Bengaluru

The four-day National Horticultural Fair, which is the country’s biggest horticultural fair is set to be organised at the Hessarghatta campus of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research organises the national-level fair, which is scheduled to be held from February 5 to 8, 2020. The theme of this ..

Organic Farming

Organic farming is a farming method that relies on natural systems and not chemical compounds. How organic farming works? It mostly avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers (NPK/Urea), pesticides, growth regulators for crops or the use of genetically modified organisms and livestock food additives. To the maximize the benefits from organic ..

Budget 2019 : Agriculture

The Union Budget has a record allocation of Rs 1,30,485 crores for the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. This is the highest ever allocation to agriculture and is a 140% increment over the last year’s allocation. The previous allocation was Rs 57,600 crore. Salient Features The Union Budget plans to allocate Rs 75000 crores ..

Organized Farming in India

In a reply given to the Rajya Sabha by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, it was informed that the government has no specific scheme to promote organized farming. However, there are several other initiatives to promote industrial farming in the nation. What steps are being taken? The Government ..

UK plans to become Net Zero Carbon Emission Economy

The UK has unveiled a 2050 net zero emission target law. This makes Britain the first major G7economy to legislate with an end date for its contribution to global warming. The law puts a legally binding commitment for the UK to end its contribution to climate change in just over 30 years. The UK government ..

3 Plant Species get extinct Every Year

The study published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew makes the following observations: 571 seed-bearing plant species have vanished from Earth or nearly 2 per year since 1750. The rate of extinction has worsened to 3 per year in the last 100 years. This is more than twice the number of extinct birds, mammals and ..