Dr Rattan Lal: Indian born American Scientist wins World Food Prize

On June 11, the Indian American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal has won the World Food Prize for mainstreaming and developing soil centric approach in order to increase food production. Highlights Dr Lal’s strategy of restoring soil health has been ..

Third Phase of Gujarat’s “Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan” begins

The Gujarat state government has launched the 3rd edition of the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan to prepare the water bodies before the monsoon. Background The Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan is a water conservation scheme launched by the Gujarat ..


Sown Crop Area has increased by 36%

On April 20, 2020, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare announced that the sown crop area of summer crops has increased by 36%. Farming had been completely exempted from lock down. Highlights The rise has been mainly observed ..


Initiatives to prevent disruption of farming activity during lockdown

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched several initiatives to promote farming during lock down. Highlights The Ministry had allowed imports of more than 1.25 lakh metric tonnes of chemicals used in farming. The Agricultural and Processed Food ..


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 ..

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 ..