Organic Farming Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s exports of organic farm products rose 51% in 2020-21

According to commerce secretary, Anup Wadhawan, exports of India’s organic farm products has increased to 51 percent in 2020-21 challenging the hiccups in supply chain amid covid-19. Highlights Outbound shipments of organic products have hit 1,040 million dollars in last fiscal as compared to 689 million dollars in 2020. Farm exports have increased over 17 ..

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Large Area Certification (LAC) Scheme of PGS-India- A&N gets certification

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 ..

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Lakshadweep declared 100% Organic

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 ..

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IFFCO begins construction of Food Processing Units in Sikkim

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 ..

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India topped the list of number of organic farmers and at ninth place in area under organic farming

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 ..

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