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Kamalam: Gujarat renames Dragon Fruit

The Gujarat Government is to patent the Dragon Fruit in the name of “Kamalam”. Kamalam is also the name of the BJP state party headquarters in Gujarat. Dragon Fruit The Dragon fruit is a cactus variety fruit. It is widely cultivated in South east Asia, United States, Australia, India, Caribbean islands and Mesoamerica. The total ..

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100th Kisan Rail of India

The Hundredth Kisan Rail of India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28, 2020. About the Hundredth Kisan Rail The train runs between Sangola in Maharashtra and Shalimar in West Bengal. The train carries vegetables such as capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, drumsticks, onions. It also carries fruits such as oranges, grapes, bananas, ..

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

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

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

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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