rabi Current Affairs, GK & News

Rabi

Rabi crops are sown in winter and harvested in the spring. The term Rabi is derived from the Arabic word for “spring”. Wheat, Gram, Pea, Mustard, Linseed, Barley, Peas etc. are examples of Rabi Crops.

New Soybean Variety: MACS 1407

The Indian scientists recently developed a new Soy Bean variety called the “MACS 1407”. The new variety was developed by the Agharkar Research Institute of Pune along with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. About MACS 1407 It is a high yielding variety that gives 39 quintals per hectare. The new variety takes 104 days ..

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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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Rabi Crop Sowing increase by 36 lakh hectares

The Ministry of Agriculture on December 31, 2019, announced that the sowing area of rabi crops have increased by 36 lakh hectares. This is mainly due to improvement in soil moisture in Rabi growing states. Highlights The total area under Rabi crops was 536 hectares last year and this has increased to 571 hectares. Of ..

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Million Farmers School: Bridging Gaps through Digital Mode

The government of Uttar Pradesh has launched the programme called The Million Farmers’ School (TMFS) in 2017-18 to provide an extension module for the rabi (winter-spring) planting season and conducting kisaan pathshalas for the dissemination of scientifically recommended package of practices specific to the crops grown. Million Farmers’ School Under the programme, training sessions spread ..

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Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation, KALIA

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) is a support scheme of Odisha whose primary targets are small farmers, cultivators and landless agricultural labourers. The scheme involves payments to encourage cultivation and associated activities. Features of the Scheme The important features of the scheme are: Under the Scheme, Odisha would spend Rs 10,180 crore ..

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