Sustainable Farming Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI to launch Farmers’ Movement on Integrated Soil Nutrient Management

On May 6, 2020, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has called for farmers’ movement to integrate soil nutrient management. The announcement was made during progress review of Soil Health Programme. Highlights The Farmer movement is to be launched by the Ministry of Agriculture. It will include soil testing and campaigns addressing ..

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February 19: Soil Health Card Day

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. Objectives The Scheme was launched in 2015 to evaluate soil fertility. It was introduced to issue soil health ..

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Vertical Farming: A silent Revolution in Agriculture

The current world population is 7.7 billion (April 2019). According to the United Nations, the global population is to reach 10 billion by 2050 and therefore the food production should increase by 70%. What is Vertical Farming? Vertical Farming is the process of growing agricultural crops in vertical stacks in door, in a controlled environment. ..

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CCEA allows unrestricted export of all certified organic agricultural products

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved removal of all quantitative ceilings on individual organic products and allowed unrestricted exports of all organic and organic processed products. The removal of quantitative ceilings will be irrespective of any existing or future restriction/prohibition on the export of their basic product (non-organic). However, in respect of ..

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