Rice Current Affairs - 2019

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3rd Advance Estimates of Major Crops production for 2018-19 released

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Union Ministry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare recently released the 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19. Key Highlights of 3rd Advance Estimates Based On: The assessment of major production of different crops is based on feedback received by department from States and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops for 2018-19

The second advance estimates for the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 been released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. Data on Production of Food Crops Foodgrains  –  281.37 million tonnes. Rice  –  115.60  million tonnes. (record) Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes. Maize  –  27.80 million Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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India and China sign agreement to inspect fish meal, fish oil imports

India and China signed protocol on hygiene and inspection requirements for exports of fish meal, fish oil imports from India to China. It was signed as part of discussions between India’s Commerce Ministry and six-member Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister, General Administration of Customs of China, Hu Wei on easing market access for exports Read More…

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Alternative cereals can save water: Study

According to recent study, if Indian farmers make big switch from growing rice and wheat to alternative cereals such as maize, sorghum and millet, it could reduce demand for irrigation water by 33%. This could also improve nutritional availability to consumers. Methodology of study The study was conducted by researchers from US based Earth Institute, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Protein-enriched rice variety developed by IGKV Chattisgarh

Researchers from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV),Chattisgarh have developed a protein-enriched rice variety. The new developed rice variety has over 10% protein content, which is 3% more than what is found in any popular variety and has 30 PPM (parts per million) zinc content. Key facts The protein-enriched rice variety was developed by researchers from Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsScience & Technology

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India overtakes Thailand as World’s largest Rice exporter

India has overtaken Thailand as the world’s largest rice exporter in the year 2015 by shipping (exporting) 10.23 million tonnes of rice. It was announced by the Bangkok based Thai Rice Exporters Association Chairman Charoen Laodhammatas. Key facts Thailand: The south-east Asian country ranked second on the list of the world’s largest rice exporting countries. Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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