First Advance Estimates of production of major kharif crops

The Central government has released the first-ever advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops. Key facts The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2022-23. The recently released ..



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 ..


Seed Minikit Programme launched

Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, launched a seed Minikit programme by distributing high-yielding varieties seeds of oilseeds and pulses to farmers. About Seed Minikit Programme This programme was launched as a major tool to introduce new varieties of seeds ..


New Soybean Variety: MACS 1407

The Indian scientists recently developed a new Soy Bean variety called the “MACS 1407”. The new variety was developed by the Agharkar Research Institute of Pune along with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. About MACS 1407 It is a ..


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 ..


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 ..