Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

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 estimates predict the production of 149.92 million tonnes of food grains in the country. This ..

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National Conference of State Agriculture & Horticulture Ministers

National Conference of State Agriculture & Horticulture Ministers is being organised by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in Bengaluru on July 14 and July 15, 2022. Key Facts This conference is being organised to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. During the conference, technical sessions would be held under nine thematic areas namely: Digital Agriculture ..

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Govt and NABARD’s NTPL sign Trust deed to promote FPOs

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has dedicated Rs 1000 crores fund to provide credit guarantees to around 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs). Key Points This dedicated fund will be housed under the “Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for FPOs” (CGFTFPO), under the trusteeship of NABSanrakshan Trustee Private Limited (NTPL). CGFTFPO Trust has ..

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Government forms committee to finalise operational modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’

The government has formed a committee under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to work out the operational modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’. In the recent budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to set up a ‘Kisan Rail’ through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to transport perishable goods. The proposed committee also includes representatives of the ..

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Farmer Welfare: Krishi Vigyan Mela, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference launched

The GoI is taking several steps to double farmers income by 2022. In order to help achieve the target, Krishi Vigyan Mela and Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference were inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference The 11th Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference was held in New Delhi recently. ..

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Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare inaugurates 11th KVK Conference

The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar recently inaugurated the 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference -2020 in New Delhi. The first KVK was established in 1974 at Puducherry under the administrative control of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on a pilot basis. At present there are more than 700 ..

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