Organic Farming Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: India ranks first in Organic Farming

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently announced that India ranks first in Organic Farming. Also, India ranks ninth in terms of areas under Organic Farming. Highlights Sikkim was the first state in the world to become completely organic. The other states that have similar targets include Uttarakhand and Tripura. Measures by India to Read More…

NITI Aayog organizes Convention to boost Natural Farming

The think tank of India, NITI Aayog organized convention on agreological and natural farming approaches in the country. The convention was attended by international experts, policy makers. Highlights The think tank presented current plans of India at the convention. According to NITI Aayog, Natural Farming that predominantly depends on cow dung, biomass, urine, soil aeration Read More…

GoI hosts National Organic Food Festival in New Delhi

The Government of India is to host National Organic Food Festival at the National Capital between February 21, 2020 and February 23, 2020. The festival is first of its kind. Around 150 women entrepreneurs are to participate in the festival Highlights The Ministry of Food Processing is organizing National level Food Festival for 3 days. Read More…

Yoga Science Meet, Farmers Science Congress held at Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru

The Indian Science Congress was inaugurated by PM Modi on January 3, 2020. On the sidelines of the event, the Farmers Science Congress was conducted for the first time. The event also witnessed the Yoga Science Meet. Farmers Science Congress The Farmers Science congress was conducted for the first time in 107-year history of the Read More…

Himachal Pradesh: 2,000 Panchayats under Natural Farming

Around 2,209 panchayats were brought under natural farming under Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana. The State is promoting Organic and Zero Budget Naturna Farming under the scheme. Features Under the scheme, a target of 50,000 farmers have been set for the year 2019. So far 20,579 farmers have been trained. Out of this, 15,391 are Read More…