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Cherry Blossom Festival

In November 2016, Meghalaya became the first state in the country to start a Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The four day festival in Meghalaya will be celebrated between 14-17 November. With the blooming of cherry blossoms, Shillong and the entire East Khasi Hills have turned into pink in this November. ..

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Seed Replacement Rate

Seed Replacement Ratio denotes how much of the total cropped area was sown with certified seeds in comparison to farm saved seeds. It also denotes actual quality seed distributed to farmers vis-a-vis actual seed required for cultivation of crops. Due to huge demand supply gap, India suffers from a dismal seed Replacement Ratio. The public ..

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2018 International Day of Forests celebrated on 21 March

The International Day of Forests is observed every year on March 21 to provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us. The 2018 theme “Forests and Sustainable Cities” focuses on how forests and trees in urban ..

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The Union Government decides to declare 2018 as National Year of Millets

The Union government has decided to declare 2018 as ‘National Year of Millets’ to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security. This was stated by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh while addressing MPs in a consultative committee meeting in New Delhi on March 22, 2018. ..

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The 2nd edition of India International Cherry Blossom festival started in Meghalaya

The 2nd edition of India International Cherry Blossom festival, which is the World’s only autumn cherry blossom festival, has started on November 8, 2017 in Shillong, Meghalaya. The 4-day festival is being organized by Government of Meghalaya, Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development with support from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. According to Meghalaya ..

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