Horticulture Current Affairs, GK & News

Delhi Urban Farming Campaign

A mega campaign for urban farming will be launched by the Delhi government and a roundtable conference on April 25 will also be held to discuss the future course of action. A Delhi Environment Protection Committee will also be set up by the government of Delhi to make this initiative a mass movement. Overview: The ..

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Mishri variety of cherries from Kashmir exported to Dubai

First Commercial shipment of Mishri variety of cherries was exported to Dubai from Srinagar on July 6, 2021 in order to boost horticultural exports. Key Points In June, a sample consignment was sent to Dubai from Sri Nagar prior to this shipment. After an encouraging response from consumers in Dubai, first commercial shipment was exported ..

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Serbia grants market access for Indian Horticulture Products

Serbia market has opened its market for Indian potatoes, onions, pomegranate, and pomegranate arils. Key Points As per Agriculture and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA), phytosanitary certificate is not required to export pomegranate fruits & arils and onion bulbs growing in India. However, this certificate is required for export of potatoes. Potato consignments needs to be ..

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Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has recently approved Rs 2,250 crores for the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture for the year 2021-22. About the Mission It aims at developing the horticultural sector in India. It covers fruits, vegetables, tuber crops, roots, flowers, bamboo, cocoa, coconut, spices, aromatic plants and cashews. Under the ..

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National Climate Vulnerability Report

The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the National Climate Vulnerability Report. According to the report, eight Eastern States in the country are highly vulnerable to climate change. They are Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. Key Findings of the report The report has developed state level “vulnerability indices” ..

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