Farmer welfare Current Affairs - 2020

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…

AGRIOTA: E-Market Platform to bridge Indian rural farmers and UAE food industry

The UAE Government launched AGRIOTA, a new technology driven agricultural commodity trading platform that will bridge the rural farmers from India and the gulf Food Industry Highlights The E-Market place allows the farmers to connect with the UAE food industry directly bypassing intermediaries. This optimizes the supply chain and ensures traceability creating value for all Read More…

GoI to identify illegal beneficiaries of PM-KISAN

On August 26, 2020 the Government of India announced that it is to track the illegal beneficiaries of PM-KISAN scheme. The Ministry of Agriculture is to carry out the process. How is the cracking to be done? The Agriculture ministry is to obtain the data of central and state government employees from the Ministry of Read More…

Gujarat launches Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana

On August 10, 2020, the Gujarat Government launched a new scheme called the Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana. The scheme will replace Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in the state for the current year alone. Highlights The scheme is being replaced as the insurance firms have sought high premium from the government this time. If Read More…

PM Modi to launch financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

On August 9, 2020, PM Modi is to launch financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund via video conferencing. Along with the facility the Prime Minister will also release sixth installment of funds of Rs 17,000 crores. This is to benefit more than 8.5 crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme. Highlights The Read More…