Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

Rajya Sabha passes Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill

Rajya Sabha passed the Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill 2021 on July 30, 2021. The bill aims to make the Chairman of the Coconut Development Board a non-executive director. Key Points Board members increased from 4 to 6 as after the revision. The states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh will be able to nominate their ..

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Lakshadweep declared 100% Organic

Context in Current Affairs: The Union Territory of Lakshadweep has been declared as Organic Agricultural Area by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare. The UT is second after Sikkim to achieve the status of 100% organic region. It is first in the Union Territories of India to achieve the status. The entire 32 sq ..

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Directorate of Cashew Research launches ‘Cashew India’ application

The Directorate of Cashew Research at Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka has developed the ‘Cashew India’ app for farmers and other stakeholders of cashew in India. Available in 11 languages, this app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. Details The Senior Scientists at the DCR Mohana GS has conceptualized and designed this ..

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Kisan Rath App

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched the Kisan Rath mobile app to enable easier transportation of agricultural produce. About the App The Kisan Rath app is a mobile app for farmers to help transport their produce in times of the lockdown. The app launched by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers ..

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New features to be launched on e-NAM platform

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is to launch several new features on the e-NAM platform to strengthen agriculture marketing in times of the pandemic. e-NAM E-NAM or Electronic National Agriculture Market is a pan India electronic trading platform that was launched on 14th April 2016. It connects more than 580 mandis across the ..

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