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

India-International Cherry Blossom Festival of Shillong cancelled

Published: November 23, 2020

Every year the cherry blossom festival is hosted by Meghalaya in the starting of November. This year the festival has been cancelled due to covid-19. It is the only Cherry festival being conducted in India. The India International Cherry blossom festival is organised by the Government of Meghalaya every year. The festival hosts live music, ..

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Minor Forest Produce makes record for the first time

Published: June 22, 2020

The Minor Forest Produce (MFP) under the Minimum Support Price has hit a record breaking high of Rs 79.42 crores. With this, the total procurement for the year has crossed Rs 2000 crores. Highlights Among the state, Chhattisgarh leads with MFP procurement of 20,270 tonnes worth Rs 52.80 crores. It is followed by Odisha and ..

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ANTHURIUM: 10 Varieties of the high market value, AIR PURIFYING flower developed

Published: April 24, 2020

A woman innovator from Kerala, Vasini Bai has developed 10 varieties of Anthurium flower. The flower has high market value for its major usage as an indoor decorative. As the innovator was unable to meet high demand of highly time-consuming technique, the National Innovation Foundation has stepped in. Highlights The National Innovation foundation has facilitated ..

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Anthurium

Published: April 23, 2020

The NIF has facilitated the mass propagation, using tissue culture technique, of 4 Anthurium varieties developed by an innovator from Kerala. About Anthurium Anthurium is a flowering plant noted for its ornamental value. They are mostly grown indoors. They are noted for their ability to remove toxic compounds from the air- like formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene, ..

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All India Agri Transport Call Centre Numbers launched

Published: April 15, 2020

On April 15, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare launched All India Agri Transport Call Centre facility. The facility will avail inter-state movement of perishables. Highlights The Transport Call Centre will help in coordination between states. The traders, truck drivers, manufacturers that are facing difficulties in transporting perishables and other horticultural commodities shall ..

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