Paddy Current Affairs, GK & News

Punjab: Incentives for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR)

The Punjab government recently announced incentives for farmers opting for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR). How much incentive is provided by the Punjab government? Rs. 1,500 per acre. How Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) technique is different from the Traditional transplantation method? In the traditional method, where the paddy is transplanted, the farmer first prepares ..

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Telangana Rice Procurement Issues

The government of Telangana has begun procuring paddy from the farmers of the state. The announcement for procurement was announced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. A meeting regarding the procurement was held by Gangula Kamalakar, State Civil Supplies Minister. Overview: 65 lakh metric tonnes of paddy will be procured by the state government in ..

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Telangana Crop Diversification Index

Telangana is the first state in the country to record its crop diversification patterns in the form of an index. About the crop diversification index The crop diversification index has a base value of one, which represents the percentage of total cultivated area devoted to a single crop. If the index value is higher, it ..

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5-point Reform agenda for FCI

On the 58th Foundation Day of Food Corporation of India (FCI), the food Minister Shri Piyush Goyal released a “5-point reform agenda for FCI”. It is also called “5 Sutras”. The agenda aims to improve FCI and its progress. What are the five points? To change the public perception of FCI. Currently the public see ..

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What is DSR (Direct Seeding of Rice) Technique?

DSR Technique is Direct Seeding of Rice Technique. This year Punjab Government has decided to bring one hectare of land under DSR technique. This is being done as the Government is expecting shortage of migrant labour. What is DSR Technique? DSR technique is direct seeding of rice. Here the seeds are sown in the field ..

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India’s Rice Exports to Vietnam

Vietnam recently started to buy food grains, especially rice, from India due to its attractive prices. Vietnam has started to import rice from India in spite of the fact that the country (Vietnam) is the third biggest exporter of rice in the world. Why did Vietnam begin to import rice from India? Vietnam has begun ..

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