M. S. Swaminathan Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI increases Minimum Support Price of Rabi Crops

On September 21, 2020, the Government of India increased the Minimum Support Price of rabi crops. The MSP of wheat has been increased by Rs 50 per quintal. The other crops are Chana, Mustard, Safflower and Masoor. Highlights The key decision to increase MSP was taken at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. ..

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Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award to Prof M S Swaminathan

On January 14, 2020, the Agricultural Scientist Prof M S Swaminathan was awarded the “Muppavarapu Venenkaiah Naidu” National award. The award was also presented to Mr Muniratnam. Mr Muniratnam was the first person to receive the award four days back. Highlights The professor was made the honours during Pongal celebrations at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. ..

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Smriti Zubin Irani launches Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

On 18 Nov, Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) today in New Delhi. The BPKK is a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones for better nutritional outcomes. Its ..

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Delhi government decides to introduce MSP for farmers based on MS Swaminathan report

The Delhi government has decided to provide the Capital’s farmers a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops based on the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee’s report. In its 2006 report, the National Commission on Farmers’ chairman Prof. M S Swaminathan suggested the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) to fix MSP at ..

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New Delhi venue of 11th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018

The 11th edition of Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 in New Delhi from October 24 with theme “Connecting Farmers to Market”. The purpose of the 2-day summit is to discuss the national and global marketing scenario and success models to provide the best marketing models and linkages to Indian farmers through policy reforms and collaborative ..

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