NAFED Current Affairs, GK & News

NAFED

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.(NAFED) was established 2nd October 1958. Nafed is registered under the Multi State Co-operative Societies Act. (see text box) Nafed was setup with the object to promote Co-operative marketing of Agricultural Produce to benefit the farmers. Agricultural farmers are the main members of Nafed, who have the authority ..

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 in fields. It will also help in increasing the seed replacement rate. Under the programme, ..

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Madhukranti Portal and Honey Corners launched

The Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Madhukranti portal and Honey Corners of NAFED to promote the Honey Mission in India. Madhukranti portal The Madhukranti portal is an initiative of National Bee Board. It is operated under the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission. The main objectives of the Madhukranti portal are as follows: ..

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Honey FPO Programme inaugurated by Agriculture Minister

The Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar recently inaugurated a cooperative programme for the beekeepers and honey collectors.  The programme was launched in 5 states. Under the programme, five farmer producer organisations are to be set up in five states. They are to be established in East Champaran, Bihar; Bharatpur, Rajasthan; Morena Madhya Pradesh; Mathura, Uttar ..

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GoI: 29 Projects approved to benefit Farmers

On November 9, 2020, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee meeting. The committee approved 29 projects leveraging investment of Rs 443 crores. Key Highlights Under the Scheme of Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition, Rs 189 crores were allocated. Rs 15 crores was allocated to the BFL scheme. BFL is creation of Backward ..

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Union Cabinet approves adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act

On October 21, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj act. Key highlights The adoption of Panchayati Raj act will now establish the three tier of Grass root level democracy in Jammu and Kashmir. So far, the three-tier system was not in ..

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