Doubling Farmers’ Income Current Affairs - 2020

IFFCO and Prasar Bharati sign MoU to promote new Agriculture Innovations

Prasar Bharati and Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) signed a MoU on October 6, 2020 in order to broadcast and promote new agriculture technology and innovations. Key Facts As per the MoU, DD Kisan will broadcast innovative techniques that is being adopted in agriculture field in an easy language. It will run a 30 Read More…

NABARD launches Scheme: Rs 5,000 crores allocated to computerise PACS

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched a refinance scheme for financial institutions and banks. It has allocated Rs 5,000 crores for the scheme. Highlights Under the scheme, the Primary Agricultural Credit Societies are to be turned into multi-service centres. The fund allocated under the scheme is to be made available Read More…

Procurement of Pulses and Oil Seeds from Farmers

The Government of India has procured oil seeds and pulses from farmers directly at Minimum Support Prices. Currently, the Price Support Scheme for the Rabi season has been launched in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra. Highlights Till now the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Read More…

National Conference on Kharif Crops, 2020 held through video conference

On April 16, 2020 the Union Agricultural Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the National Conference on Kharif crops. The conference discussed measures to achieve doubling of farmers’ income and to achieve Kharif target. Secretaries of DAC&FW and ICAR and also officers from state governments participated in the conference. Highlights The conference fixed the target Read More…

E-NAM completes four years of service

On April 14, 2020, the Electronic-National Agricultural Market completed four years of implementation. It was developed under the concept of “One Nation One Market”. About E-NAM E-NAM is managed by the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC). It provides single service for all APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee) related activities. Today there are more than 450 Read More…