Agriculture Current Affairs - 2020

Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Key Facts

On September 15, 2020, Lok Sabha passed the bill to amend Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The bill seeks to deregulate food items, pulses, cereals and onion. Highlights The amendment is already being implemented as ordinance. The GoI, in June 2020, promulgated the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. Key features of the bill The amendment empowers Read More…

GoI: Currently working on rejuvenation of 13 rivers

On September 3, 2020, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the centre is working rejuvenation of 13 rivers. The minister announced this on the occasion of celebration of “Cauvery Calling” movement. Highlights The 13 rivers that are under rejuvenation are Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Yamuna, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Cauvery, Krishna, Mahanadi, and Brahmaputra. Read More…

September 2: World Coconut Day

Every year World Coconut Day is celebrated on September 2. The day is celebrated mostly in the Asia-Pacific region including India. In India, Coconut grows in Kerala, Karnataka, Sundarbans, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. This year, the day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Invest in Coconut to save the world Highlights Coconut is Read More…

NCRB releases data on Farmer Suicides

On September 1, 2020, the National Crime Records Bureau released the data on farmer suicides. This is a part of the report Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India published by NCRB. Why the delay? The National Crime Record Bureau released ‘’Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India” report in October 2019. However, it did not include Read More…

27 Integrated Cold Chain Development Projects approved under Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPDA Yojana

On September 1, 2020, the Government of India approved 27 projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana. Under the project, integrated cold chains are to be developed. Highlights The new projects will generate direct and indirect employment for 16,000 people. It will benefit 2,57,000 farmers. These projects will help to boost farmer income and Read More…