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All India Agri Transport Call Centre Numbers launched

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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Initiatives to prevent disruption of farming activity during lockdown

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched several initiatives to promote farming during lock down. Highlights The Ministry had allowed imports of more than 1.25 lakh metric tonnes of chemicals used in farming. The Agricultural and Processed Food products Export Development Authority (APEDA) focused specially on the transport of major exports in the ..

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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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World Bank and GoI sign Agreement on Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture

On March 11, 2020, the World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh. Highlights The loan is to be used to implement the project in around 428 Gram Panchayats. The Panchayats are spread ..

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J&K Agricultural Sector

The government of Jammu and Kashmir recently adopted a 9 pronged strategy to double the farmers’ income by 2022. The 9 Pronged Strategy The 9 components of the newly adopted strategy are: Crop diversification and introduction of hybrid seeds Expansion of area under vegetable cultivation Adoption of robust market-driven agriculture policy Promotion of value addition ..

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