Rabi Crops Current Affairs, GK & News

Rabi Crops  Current Affairs, GK & News

What are Western Disturbances?

The recent Western Disturbance is responsible for an increased amount of snowfall in J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and the rapid dip in Delhi’s temperature. In several other states, the Western Disturbances have tightened its grip creating foggy conditions. What are Western Disturbances? It travels from the western to the Eastern part of the world. ..

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GoI increases Minimum Support Price of Rabi Crops

On September 21, 2020, the Government of India increased the Minimum Support Price of rabi crops. The MSP of wheat has been increased by Rs 50 per quintal. The other crops are Chana, Mustard, Safflower and Masoor. Highlights The key decision to increase MSP was taken at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. ..

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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana reviewed

On July 13, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman reviewed Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana. Highlights The Minister reviewed the journey of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana since 2016. The scheme will now on focus on leveraging technologies. The scheme is expected to migrate towards technology by 2023. A survey is to be conducted after Rabi ..

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Kharif crops: 44% more and Pulses: 2.5 times more in 2020

The Sowing coverage area in India for the 2020 Kharif season has increased as compared to that of 2019. Highlights The sowing area of Kharif crops has increased by 44% and that of pulses has increased by 2.5 times. It is expected to increase in the coming weeks. This is mainly because, India received 18% ..

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PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

On May 14, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme. This will help benefit 9.25 crores of families. Highlights The Government of India has so far released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme since the lock down. The funds were released as a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. ..

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