Wheat production Current Affairs, GK & News

Wheat production  Current Affairs, GK & News

PM-KISAN Scheme: 17,793 crores released to 8.89 farmers

On April 20, 2020, the Government of India released 17,793 crores of rupees to 8.89 crores of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme. Highlights The Government has credited the amount in order to help farmers during the lock down. Also, the GoI is distributing free pulses under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Under ..

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Wheat Procurement Season begins amidst COVID-19 crisis

Every year, wheat procurement begins by April first week and mustard procurement by last week of March. However, this year, due to lock down and COVID-19 crisis, the procurement process has been delayed by 15 days. Highlights The Food Corporation of India transported 50,000 metric tonnes of rice and wheat out of Punjab through special ..

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GoI develops new biofortified high protein wheat variety

The scientists of Agharkar Research Institute (Pune), operating under Department of Science and Technology (DST) have developed biofortified high quality wheat. The new variety is MACS 4028 Highlights The new wheat variety has 14.7% better nutritional quality, 40.3 ppm of iron content and high milling quality. The new variety is semi-dwarf and matures in 102 ..

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Economic Survey: National Food Security Act Coverages should be reduced

The Economic Survey was tabled by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in the Parliament on January 31, 2019. The Survey says that the subsidies under National Food Security Act (NFSA) should be sharply reduced Highlights The Survey suggests that the coverage of the act should be reduced to 20% of the population. On the other ..

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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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