Indian Agriculture Current Affairs - 2020

ICAR and NABARD sign MoU to develop Climate Resilient Technologies for farmers

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and National Board of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed Memorandum of Understanding on December 13, 2019. The agreement was signed to facilitate the research and technologies to develop climate resilient practices in the agriculture sector and hi-tech farming practices. Highlights Under the agreement, the organizations will take 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…

GEF assisted Green – Ag Project to transform Indian Agriculture

The Government has launched the “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in association with Global Environment Facility (GEF). About the Project The features of the project are: The project would be implemented in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Read More…

Union Government launches Soil Health Card Scheme in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched nationwide Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme in Suratgarh town of Sriganganagar district, Rajasthan. During the launch PM gave slogan- Swasth Dharaa. Khet Haraa (Healthy Earth, Green Farm). Key facts  of Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme SHC is centrally-sponsored nationwide scheme which aims to help farmers to improve the productivity of Read More…

Government to Import Potato to check price rise

The Government has decided to import potatoes from countries like Europe and Pakistan by next month. This is the first time that the government has decided to import potatoes. Reasons for import The decision to import potatoes is being taken to increase supply of potatoes at the domestic level, and thereby ease the rising price Read More…