Organic Farming Current Affairs, GK & News
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that around 14,491 hectares of land in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been certified as organic. This is the first large contiguous territory to be certified under government scheme. Background The organic certification was provided under the Large Area Certification Scheme of the Participatory Guarantee System ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Andaman and Nicobar Islands • food safet and standards organic foods regulations • FSSAI • Government Schemes • large area certification scheme • Natural farming • Organic Farming • Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
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 ..
The Indian farmers fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) joint venture Sikkim IFFCO Organics Limited recently has started the construction work of food processing units in Sikkim. The project is to be completed by 2021. Highlights Under the project two Food Processing Units are to be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crores. These food processing ..
India topped the list of the number of organic farmers and in terms of the total area under organic farming, it ranked 9th. North Eastern state Sikkim set a record by becoming the first fully organic state in the world and other states like Tripura and Uttarakhand have set similar targets. What are the key ..
The think tank of India, NITI Aayog organized convention on agreological and natural farming approaches in the country. The convention was attended by international experts, policy makers. Highlights The think tank presented current plans of India at the convention. According to NITI Aayog, Natural Farming that predominantly depends on cow dung, biomass, urine, soil aeration ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs