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Central Panel recommends to ban use of TB drugs on crops

The Registration Committee that was set up under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended that TB drugs such as Streptomycin and Tetracycline should be completely banned on crops. Highlights The Registration Committee held its 114th meet on May 1, 2020. According to the report submitted by its subcommittee, 9% of Streptomycin ..

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ICAR prepared fisheries guidelines become part of FAO

On May 7, 2020, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) released advisories to fisheries sector in 12 languages. Apart from Hindi and English, advisories were issued in 10 regional languages. Highlights The advisories were prepared and issued by ICAR-CIFRI (Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute), Barrackpore. It included rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, wetlands and reservoirs. Apart ..

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PUSA: Decontamination Tunnel developed by ICAR

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has developed PUSA decontamination tunnel. It was inaugurated on April 16, 2020 by the Union Minister Shri Kailash Choudhary. About the Tunnel The Tunnel includes foot operated water dispenser and soap. The tunnel also provides fogging for about 20 seconds. Also, it sources Quaternary Ammonium Compounds that are used at ..

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NICRA

While discussing about the action plan to address the adverse impact of climate change on food crops, in the Rajya Sabha, the NICRA initiative of ICAR was highlighted. About NICRA NICRA or National Initiative in Climate Resilient Agriculture was launched in 2011 by the ICAR. The flagship project was launched with the aim of: Conducting ..

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Farmer Welfare: Krishi Vigyan Mela, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference launched

The GoI is taking several steps to double farmers income by 2022. In order to help achieve the target, Krishi Vigyan Mela and Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference were inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference The 11th Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference was held in New Delhi recently. ..

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Low-cost vaccine for swine fever developed by ICAR-IVRI

The Scientists at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI), an institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, have recently developed a low-cost vaccine for the classical swine fever. Swine fever is a disease associated with high mortality and illness in pigs. Until now, the swine fever vaccines have been imported for domestic usage and moreover the ..

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