Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

Indigenously Developed ULV Sprayer successfully completed Trials for Locust Control

With the rise in limitations for importing equipment, the Mechanization and Technology Division of the Department of Agricultural Co-operation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) led the initiative for developing indigenous vehicle mounted ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Sprayer for Locust Control. The indigenously developed prototype had completed the trials successfully. Trials were conducted at Ajmer and Bikaner ..

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Govt. launches ‘CHC-Farm Machinery’ mobile app for farmers

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched ‘CHC Farm Machinery’ mobile App in New Delhi. The Multi-lingual Mobile App CHC Farm Machinery is for farmers to hire tractors and other farm machineries. About ‘CHC Farm Machinery’ App The mobile application connects farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centres in their nearby vicinity. ..

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Coffee Table Book launched to commemorate 50 years of partnership with UNWFP

‘The Coffee Table Book – 50 years of Partnership for Change’ was launched by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar along with Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, United Nation World Food Programme (UNWFP) in India, to commemorate five decades (50 years) of partnership between Union Ministry and agency ..

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Centre ropes in IBM for pilot study on using AI in Agriculture

Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with IBM India Private Limited (Indian subsidiary of IBM) for undertaking a pilot study to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in selected pilot districts. Key Highlights of SoI The pilot study will be undertaken in 3 ..

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3rd Advance Estimates of Major Crops production for 2018-19 released

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Union Ministry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare recently released the 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19. Key Highlights of 3rd Advance Estimates Based On: The assessment of major production of different crops is based on feedback received by department from States and ..

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