Kharif Crops Current Affairs, GK & News

Special Kharif strategy for 2021 season

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently formulated a special Kharif Strategy. This strategy is to be implemented in the Kharif season 2021. About the strategy A detailed plan to expand the area of cultivation and eventually increase the productivity of Moong, Tur, and Urad has been formulated. The strategy will use high-yielding variety ..

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Kerala: First State to fix MSP for vegetables

Kerala became the first Indian state to fix Minimum Support Price for sixteen agriculture items. It consists of vegetables, fruits and tubers. The scheme is to support farmers and increase agriculture sector. What is the plan? Sixteen different varieties of vegetables will be covered in the first phase. There is also a condition to revise ..

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Heavy Rains Forecast Raised Concerns for Kharif Crops

Heavy rains forecast across the central and western regions have raised the fears of crop losses in the last week of September. This year, the retreating monsoon is expected to pick up in most parts of India with heavy rainfall  in the farming belts. Impact of Monsoon on Indian Agriculture The Indian economy heavily depends ..

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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana reviewed

On July 13, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman reviewed Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana. Highlights The Minister reviewed the journey of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana since 2016. The scheme will now on focus on leveraging technologies. The scheme is expected to migrate towards technology by 2023. A survey is to be conducted after Rabi ..

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Kharif crops: 44% more and Pulses: 2.5 times more in 2020

The Sowing coverage area in India for the 2020 Kharif season has increased as compared to that of 2019. Highlights The sowing area of Kharif crops has increased by 44% and that of pulses has increased by 2.5 times. It is expected to increase in the coming weeks. This is mainly because, India received 18% ..

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