Farming Current Affairs - 2020

Dr Rattan Lal: Indian born American Scientist wins World Food Prize

On June 11, the Indian American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal has won the World Food Prize for mainstreaming and developing soil centric approach in order to increase food production. Highlights Dr Lal’s strategy of restoring soil health has been adopted by three United Nations Climate Change Conferences. Techniques of Dr Lal Dr Lal has Read More…

Third Phase of Gujarat’s “Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan” begins

The Gujarat state government has launched the 3rd edition of the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan to prepare the water bodies before the monsoon. Background The Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan is a water conservation scheme launched by the Gujarat state government in 2018 after experiencing a weak monsoon. The second edition was launched in Read More…

Sown Crop Area has increased by 36%

On April 20, 2020, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare announced that the sown crop area of summer crops has increased by 36%. Farming had been completely exempted from lock down. Highlights The rise has been mainly observed in rice cultivation. Rainfall has increased by 14% as compared to last year. The total Read More…

Initiatives to prevent disruption of farming activity during lockdown

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched several initiatives to promote farming during lock down. Highlights The Ministry had allowed imports of more than 1.25 lakh metric tonnes of chemicals used in farming. The Agricultural and Processed Food products Export Development Authority (APEDA) focused specially on the transport of major exports in the Read More…

Budget 2020: 2.83 lakh Crore Rupees allocated to Agriculture and Rural Development

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Budget 2020-21 on February 1, 2020. The Minister has allocated Rs 2.83 lakh crore rupees for the agriculture and rural development sector. The Government aims to liberalize farm markets, remove distortions in livestock and farm markets and increase agricultural investments. It also focuses to increase purchase of farm Read More…