Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI increases Minimum Support Price of Rabi Crops

Published: September 21, 2020

On September 21, 2020, the Government of India increased the Minimum Support Price of rabi crops. The MSP of wheat has been increased by Rs 50 per quintal. The other crops are Chana, Mustard, Safflower and Masoor. Highlights The key decision to increase MSP was taken at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. ..

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Lok Sabha passes Farm Reform bills: Facts, Concerns and Benefits

Published: September 18, 2020

On September 17, 2020, Lok Sabha passed two farm bills amidst the protests from the opposition. The bills were on agriculture market reforms and contract farming provisions. The bill to amend the essential commodities Act, yet another farm bill was passed on September 15, 2020. Highlights The Government of India had earlier introduced three ordinances. ..

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President accepts Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s resignation

Published: September 18, 2020

On September 17, 2020, the Union Food Processing Industries Minister Shrimati Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned over the protest against the three farm sector bills.  The President of India Ramnath Govind accepted the resignation under the advice of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Highlights Further, under the advice of the Prime Minister, the President has directed ..

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PM FME Scheme launched, To Generate 9 Lakh Employment

Published: June 29, 2020

As a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme was launched on 29th June 2020. The scheme was launched by Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Union Food Processing Industries Minister). Earlier on 20th May 2020, the scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet. The scheme will ..

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First Mega Food Park of Central India inaugurated

Published: December 6, 2019

Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Steel Silo based Avantee Mega Food Park in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. This is the first food park of central India. About Avantee Mega Food Park It is spread over 51 acres and has been constructed at a cost of about Rs.150 crore. About 5 thousand local ..

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