Agriculture Ministry Current Affairs - 2020

New E-NAM Features launched by the Agricultural Ministry

On April 2, 2020, the Union Ministry of Agriculture launched new features of National Agriculture Market. This aims to strengthen agricultural marketing of farmers. The main objective of the features are to reduce the congestion at mandis that will help fight against COVID-19. Features The Ministry has launched new software modules on the E-NAM platform. Read More…

United Nations World Pulses Day celebrated in New Delhi

On February 10, 2020 the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare inaugurated the celebrations of World Pulses Day in New Delhi that aims to increase the production of pulses. Significance Pulses are important to improve soil fertility. They help to increase the productivity of the farmland. They also help to promote farm bio diversity Read More…

GoI conducts first ever National Agro Chemicals Congress in New Delhi

The National Agro Chemical Congress was conducted for four days in New Delhi. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare hosted the event. It was the first of its kind. It is to be conducted once in three years. The Theme of the Congress was Theme: Country’s Status on various fronts of Agro chemicals Recommendations Read More…

Average Monthly Income per Agricultural Household less than Rs. 6500: Govt.

As per Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar the average monthly income per agricultural household from all sources is less than Rs. 6,500. The data was provided by government in written reply to Lok Sabha. Key Highlights Govt. claims based on: Latest available estimates provided by government of average income per Read More…

Bulletin: Joint meetings of Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions held in Geneva

The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste namely Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention (COP 14) was held along with the 9th meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention and the 9th Read More…