Kharif Crops Current Affairs, GK & News

PMFBY: Working Group set up

The Central Government has set up a working group, with the aim of rolling out an overhauled Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from kharif season 2022. Key Points This working group has been constituted comprising of officials from Centre, top executives of public sector insurance companies and key crop-producing states. Working group will suggest ..

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ICRA revises FY22 GDP Growth Forecast to 9%

Ratings agency ICRA has revised its real GDP growth forecast for India on September 27, 2021 for Financial Year 2022 (FY22). Its GDP forecast has changed from 8.5% to 9 per cent. Highlights ICRA credited the upward revision in the GDP to the brightening prospects for second quarter of FY22 which is expected to benefit ..

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Kharif Food Grain Production to touch 150.50 mn tonne in 2021

According to Agriculture Ministry, India’s food grain production is expected to touch a record of 150.50 million tonne in the Kharif season of 2021 with a better rice output. Highlights In the Kharif season of 2020-21 crop year, food grain output consisting of rice, pulses & coarse cereals were at 149.56 million tonnes. Record production ..

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Area under kharif crops decreases – Agriculture Ministry

According to the data released by Agriculture Ministry on August 22, 2021 Area under kharif crops such as paddy witnessed a marginal decline of 1.55 per cent at 1,043.87 lakh hectares in the ongoing monsoon season. Highlights Ministry has highlighted that, kharif crops decreased due to “deficient, scattered or erratic rainfall at the beginning of ..

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Centre announces hike in MSP for Kharif Crops

Union Cabinet approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops for 2021-22, to increase farmers’ income. Key Points Centre has increased MSP for paddy by Rs It now stands at to Rs 1,940 per quintal for 2021-22 crop. Highest absolute increase in MSP over previous year has been recommended for sesamum, followed by tur ..

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