fertilizer Current Affairs - 2020

Per Drop More Crop: Rs 4,000 crore allocated

The Government of India has allocated Rs 4,000 crores under Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for the year 2020-21. Highlights The Government of India has allocated the funds to implement the Per Drop More Crop component and the state governments are to identify the beneficiaries. Along with this, the Read More…

What is “Direct Seeding of Rice” being encouraged amongst farmers?

The farmers of Punjab and Haryana are being encouraged to adopt “direct seeding of rice” due to shortage of labourers. This is being encouraged in place of conventional transplanting. Conventional Transplanting During Conventional Transplanting, the farmers prepare nurseries. The paddy seeds are first sown in the nurseries and raised to young plants. These young plants Read More…

GoI to launch Farmers’ Movement on Integrated Soil Nutrient Management

On May 6, 2020, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has called for farmers’ movement to integrate soil nutrient management. The announcement was made during progress review of Soil Health Programme. Highlights The Farmer movement is to be launched by the Ministry of Agriculture. It will include soil testing and campaigns addressing Read More…

Union Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy

On April 22, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to fix Nutrient Based Subsidies for Phosphatic Potassic fertilizers. Highlights The cabinet also approved the use of complex fertilizer namely Ammonium Phosphate. The expenditure to be spent on the subsidy of the fertilizer is expected to be Rs 22,186 crores. The nitrogenous fertilizers are to be provided Read More…

What is Modified New Pricing Scheme-III?

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi recently gave its nod to remove ambiguities in Modified New Pricing Scheme-III. This was done to determine the costs of urea units. Modified New Pricing Scheme The Modified NPS scheme-III was launched in 2014. So far, there have been four NPS schemes. The latest NPS-3 scheme was modified Read More…