Ministry of Agriculture Current Affairs, GK & News

Ministry of Agriculture signs five MoUs with Private Companies

Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with the private companies on September 14, 2021. What are those companies? MoUs were signed for pilot projects with five private companies namely, CISCO, ITC Limited, Ninjacart, Jio Platforms Limited, and NCDEX e-Markets Limited (NeML). Key Highlights As per Agriculture Ministry, Jio ..

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PM Fasal Bima Yojana Deadline extended

Central government has agreed to demand from Maharashtra government to extend cut-off date to enrol farmers from July 15 to July 23 for Kharif season 2021 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Key Points Maharashtra government had requested to extend deadline of Crop Insurance scheme, PMFBY till July 23. State Government has requested to ..

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India-Fiji: Union Cabinet Approves pact for Co-operation in Agriculture

The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has approved an agreement between India and Fiji for their cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. Highlights The agriculture pact was signed between Ministry of Agriculture of India and Agriculture Ministry of the Republic of Fiji.  This agreement between the countries will come ..

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National Mission for Edible Oil (NMEO)

The Ministry of Agriculture has proposed for the National Mission for Edible Oil in order to increase the domestic availability and reduce the import dependency. The mission has been proposed for next five years in the span of 2020-21 to 2024-25. About National Mission for Edible Oil (NMEO) The NMEO comprises of the three Sub-Missions ..

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Fruits & vegetables in J&K covered under ‘Operation Green’s TOP to TOTAL’ scheme

Centre has brought majority of fruits and vegetables grown in Jammu under a fresh initiative of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. All the fruits and vegetables in J&K will be covered under the ‘Operation Green’s TOP to TOTAL’ scheme. Key facts This step is aimed at supporting farmers of Fruits and Vegetables. It will prevent distress sales and ..

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