Ministry of Agriculture Current Affairs - 2019

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Government launches Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). It isyouth-friendly scheme aimed at attracting youth to cooperative business ventures. Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme The scheme is linked to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund Read More…

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India pitches for declaring 2019 as International Year of Millets

India (Union Ministry of Agriculture) has written to Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations (UN) proposing declaration of year 2019 as “International Year of Millets”. It has requested inclusion of this proposal in agenda of 26th session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) meeting, scheduled to be held in October 2018 in Rome, Read More…

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Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Skill Development ink MoU on skill development at KVKs

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have signed MoU to conduct skill development training programmes for agriculture and allied sector. These skill development training programmes will be conducted at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs). Key Facts The MoU will help to increase cooperation between both ministries and help Read More…

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Government launches Livestock Disease Forewarning–Mobile Application

The Union Ministry of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched Livestock Disease Forewarning –Mobile Application (LDF-Mobile App). It was launched by Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi. During the launch, the Minister also informed that dreaded Rinderpest disease has been eradicated from India Key Facts LDF-Mobile App Read More…

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22nd Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium held in New Delhi

The 22nd meeting of Board of Mangement (BOM) of Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) was held in New Delhi. It was chaired by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh. Various activities of SFAC were reviewed during meeting. Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium SFAC is an autonomous society promoted by Union Ministry of Agriculture, Read More…

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Agriculture Ministry, ISRO to team up to Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets

The Union Agriculture Ministry has joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for geo-tagging agricultural assets.  In this regard, Agriculture Ministry under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) and NRSC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).  Key Facts The move will help bring transparency Read More…

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Gokul Grams to be set up for developing indigenous cattle breeds

The Ministry of Agriculture has a proposal to set up Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres or Gokul Grams in the breeding tracts of indigenous breeds. Key features of Gokul Grams: These centres will be established in the native breeding tracts and near metropolitan cities for housing the urban cattle. Centres for development of Indigenous Breeds and Read More…

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