Indian Agriculture | Primary Sector Indian Economy

Agricultural Biosecurity Bill, 2013

December 15, 2013

The inflow of pests/diseases of plants and animals into countries through imports is considered one of the biggest threats to diversity, leading to huge economic losses. All of you must know that the weed Parthenium hysterophorous, called Gajar Ghas is a highly prevalent invasive species in India. This species...

National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture

December 15, 2013

Under the National Action Plan on Climate Change, India has launched a dedicated National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) to define its strategies for climate mitigation and adaptation within the agriculture sector. Emission by Agriculture Sector Agriculture is responsible for around 14% of global emissions. If the emissions from...

National Mission on Food Processing

November 22, 2013

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in August 2012 had approved a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled “National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP)”. This scheme was announced in Union Budget 2012-13. The objective of the scheme is to have a better outreach and to provide more flexibility to suit...

Nutrient Based Subsidy Scheme

September 23, 2012

The government recently said that it plans to appoint an independent agency to assess the price behaviour of crop nutrients after the introduction of nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme in 2010. It’s worth note that there has been unprecedented hike in prices of non-urea fertilisers after the introduction of NBS...

Rubber production: How Brazil lost dominance?

June 11, 2011

Until the turn of the twentieth century Brazil plus countries that share the Amazon basin (i.e. Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru), were the only exporters of natural rubber. Brazil sold almost 90% of the total rubber commercialized in the world. The reason was that the rubber plants were grown only...

Some varieties of Indian Coffee

June 11, 2011

Kents: Kents is the earliest variety of Arabica, selected by an English planter of the same name during the 1920s. This variety remained popular with the planting community till the 1940s, because it was less susceptible to rust. Today, it is grown in a few areas but it is...

Robusta Coffee v/s Arabica Coffee

June 11, 2011

Arabica Robusta Soil Both need Deep, rich in Organic matter , well drained and slightly acidic soil with pH around 6.0 -6.5 Slopes Gentle to Moderate Slopes Gentle Slopes and plains Elevation 1000-1500 meter 500-1000 meter Temperature 15°C to 25°C, Cool & Temperate 20° C to 30° C, hot...

Mocha Coffee

June 11, 2011

Mocha Coffee or Cafe mocha is derived from Coffea Arabica. This name derived from the Mocha town of Yemen. Yemen was the largest producer and exporter of Mocha Coffee in some 15th and 16th century. Cappuccino Cappuccino is a popular Italian Coffee Drink. It is a coffee drink topped...

Coffea charrieriana

June 11, 2011

Coffea charrieriana is a coffee that is free of caffeine. It is found in Cameroon.

Coffea Arabica

June 11, 2011

Coffea arabica is indigenous to Ethiopia and Arab world. It is also known as Coffee Shrub of Arabia and is believed to be the first variety of Coffee to be cultivated. It naturally contains little caffeine.