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Haryana to open Atal Kisan – Majdoor canteens

The Governor of Haryana, during the budget session of the State Assembly, announced that the Haryana government will open Atal Kisan – Majdoor canteens in all markets and sugar mills across the state. The canteens are to be set up to provide affordable meals to farmers and labourers at 10 rupees per plate. Nearly 25 ..

Cauvery delta region to be declared ‘Protected Special Agriculture Zone’

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami recently announced that the Cauvery delta region would be declared as a ‘Protected Special Agriculture Zone’. This declaration would ensure the food security of the State. The Cauvery delta region in the central districts of Tamil Nadu would be converted into Protected Special Agriculture Zone. Special legislations ..

Union Agriculture Minister attends the Eighth Session of Governing Body of Seed Treaty

The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being held in Rome, Italy from 11-16 November 2019.  ITPGRFA was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. ITPGRFA also known as ..

2019 edition of International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is celebrated every year on 15th of October to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women (including indigenous women) in increasing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty”. The 2019 theme is “Rural women and girls building climate resilience”.

Land Degradation Neutrality

The three important components of land are soil, water and biodiversity. These three components working together create goods and services which provide a foundation for sustainable livelihoods and peaceful co-existence between peoples. What is Land Degradation? Land Degradation refers to reduction or loss in the quality of land especially its topsoil, vegetation, and/or water resources, due to excessive ..

Plea on Food for All to be heard in Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court is currently evaluating a petition which requests the government to frame a law which will aim to provide food to the entire Indian population. What has happened? A petition requesting the government to examine the concept of state-funded community kitchens to feed the poor and hungry has been accepted for consideration ..

Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

One Nation, One Ration card

The Central government of India has given the all States and Union Territories a one-year deadline till June 30, 2020 for rolling out the one nation, one ration card system. What is this scheme? Under this system, the beneficiaries will be able to buy subsidized grains from the ration shops in any part of the ..