Organic Farming: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Andhra Pradesh sign MoUs with premier agricultural institutions

The Department of Agriculture of Andhra Pradesh recently signed Memoranda of understanding with 11 premier agricultural institutions of the country, in the presence of its Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. Under the agreement, the institutions will provide technical assistance for increasing the farmers income sustainably, by following organic and natural farming practices. The ..

Shrimp farming training for EU importers

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies conducted a 4 days training program for food sector players from the European Union. The program trained scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists on techniques of farming the Indian Shrimp. The program is seen as an exhibition of the superior quality standards and hygiene standards adopted by the Kerala ..

India exported Organic Products worth Rs 5150.99 crore in 2018-19

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 informed that India has exported organic products worth Rs 5150.99 crore in 2018-19. The organic products are produced under 2 certification system in India- Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) India and the National ..

Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana launched by Himachal Pradesh government

The Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana (PKKKY) was launched by the Himachal Pradesh government to promote organic / Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. It is in news recently because out of the total 3,226 panchayats in the state, 2,209 have been brought under the ambit of the scheme. Under the scheme, farmers has been ..

Rajasthan Launches Prachar Rath to Promote Organic Farming

Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lal Chand Kataria flagged off a Prachar Rath to promote organic and zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) among the farmers. Prachar Rath The initiative aims to build awareness among the farmers about organic and ZBNF which reduces agricultural input costs, encourage the use of bio-fertilisers, replace pesticides with traditional material and give tips for ..

Is Contract Farming Beneficial?

The recent spat between the PepsiCo and a handful of potato farmers from Gujarat has again led the debate surrounding contract farming to the forefront. The contract farming has been prevalent for long years in potato growing regions, especially in West Bengal, one of the most productive potatoes growing regions of India. Advantages of Contract ..

Organic Farming

Organic farming is a farming method that relies on natural systems and not chemical compounds. How organic farming works? It mostly avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers (NPK/Urea), pesticides, growth regulators for crops or the use of genetically modified organisms and livestock food additives. To the maximize the benefits from organic ..

The 5th edition of Women of India Organic Festival to be held in New Delhi

The 5th edition of the Women of India Organic Festival will be held from October 26 to November 4 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi. It is being organised by the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry to promote women organic farmers and entrepreneurs. The move aims to empower ..