Kharif crop: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Odisha government launches KALIA Chhatra Bruti scholarship

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has recently launched KALIA Chhatra Brutti Scholarship at the Secretariat for the children of the KALIA Scheme beneficiaries, who are studying and aspiring for technical and professional education. The state government is implementing the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme for the benefit of the farmers. Under the ..

The Karnataka government ties up with Microsoft to develop India’s first Farm Price Forecasting Model

The Karnataka Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with software giant Microsoft India to develop a unique “farm price forecasting model” using latest IT tools in a bid to help farmers, administrators and other stakeholders to understand the market behaviour in advance. The proposed initiative is said to be the first-of-its-kind in the ..

Government increases MSP of major Kharif crops

The government increased Minimum Support Price (MSPs) of primary kharif crops for the 2012-13 by up to 53 % that triggered concerns about further rise in food inflation. Why this rise in MSP (as it will trigger concerns about further rise in food inflation)? The raise was recommended by Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices ..

Government forms NCFC to provide in season crop forecasts, assessment of drought situation

The government launched National Crop Forecast Centre (NCFC) in New Delhi. The NCFC, named after great Indian statistician P.C. Mahalanobis, has been set up in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). With the technical support from Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, NCFC will start providing crops forecasts and drought ..