Fruits: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Operation Greens Scheme: 50% Air Subsidy to North Eastern and Himalayan States

Published: November 12, 2020

On November 11, 2020, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries announced that a 50% transport subsidy is being provided to 41 notified fruits and vegetables from the Himalayan and the North Eastern states. Key Highlights Earlier, these notified fruits and vegetables were provided with rail subsidies under the Kisan Rail Scheme. This is being done ..

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Banana Exports hit due to Corona Virus

Published: March 16, 2020

The major banana growing regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were severely hit. This was mainly because the importing countries have gone for lockdown, especially Iran. Highlights The price of a tonne of banana that used to be between Rs 13,000 and Rs 14,500 has come down to Rs 8,000. With the exports being stopped, ..

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Nagpur Oranges Exported to Dubai first Time

Published: February 15, 2020

On February 13, 2020, the first Consignment of Nagpur Oranges were sent to Dubai from Navi Mumbai. The oranges were sent in refrigerated containers. Highlights In the state of Maharashtra, around 40 hectares of land is under cultivation of Nagpur oranges. The APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) selected Nagpur district as ..

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Indian Railways: First Banana Container Train to boost exports; First High Capacity Parcel Van

Published: January 31, 2020

With its firsts increasing, Indian Railways has recently launched a high capacity parcel van at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Also, the Indian Railways has launched an exclusive Banana Container train to boost the exports of the fruit. Highlights: Parcel Van The new parcel van was designed and manufactured in Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory. It is ..

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Final Estimate of 2018-19 & First Estimate of 2019-20 of Horticultural Crops Released

Published: January 29, 2020

The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare) has recently released the Final Estimates of 2018-19 of various Horticulture Crops. The first Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops was also released. As per the released final estimates of 2018-19, the total ..

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