Agriculture

Interest Subvention to banks on Short-Term crop loan to farmers

18/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The government has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18. The salient features of the scheme are as follows: ...

Farm Loan

14/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Maharashtra government has waived off farm loans of marginal farmers—3.1 million out of the total 13.6 million registered farmers. Maharashtra has ...

Agriculture and Food Management : Economic Survey 2016-17

17/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

During the South West Monsoon Season (June-September) of the country as a whole received rainfall which was 97 per cent of its long period average (LP ...

SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters)

4/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The government has approved a new Rs6,000 crore central scheme ‘SAMPADA’ for the 2016-20 period with an aim to boost processing of marine and agricult ...

Centre unveils new Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act

28/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

In order to give more freedom to farmers to sell their produce, the agriculture ministry has unveiled “The State/UT Agricultural Produce and Livestock ...

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

26/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is a very bold step of the Government with the aim to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services is d ...

“Quality Mark” Award Scheme

24/4/2017 | Geography | Agriculture |Read more

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark ...

Geotagging of assets created under RKVY

8/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The government has proposed to prepare inventory of the assets created in the last one decade (2007-2017) under RKVY through Geotagging technique. Nat ...

Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS)

2/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fer ...

Soil Health Cards

31/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

According to Indian government so far against the target of 14 crore cards distribution, 6 crore cards have been distributed and remaining cards are u ...

Project on Ornamental Fisheries

13/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has envisaged a program to unlock the country ...

Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP)

18/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP) by International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Are ...

Indian Seed Congress

15/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Indian Seed Congress – 2017 is being held in Kolkata. The theme of Seed Congress is “Seed of Joy” which is very much in line with vision of this gover ...

Wheat Rust

8/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust; the United Nations agricultural agency is highlighting the ...

Budget 2017-18 and Farmers

6/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Agriculture is expected to grow at 4.1% in the current year Credit About 40% of the small and marginal farmers avail credit from the cooperative struc ...

New Delhi Declaration on Agro biodiversity Management

11/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The first International Agro biodiversity Congress (IAC) held in new Delhi has adopted New Delhi Declaration on Agro biodiversity Management. In the d ...

Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index

2/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

A new ranking of states by the NITI Aayog, based on their performance in reforming agriculture marketing, land leasing and forestry on private land, h ...

Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Program (AIBP)

23/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The government has released the first installment of Rs. 1500 crore to the states as central assistance for 99 prioritized irrigation projects under A ...

The Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016

15/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016 proposes to amend the Central Agricultural University Act, 1992. The Act provides for the e ...

Steps taken by Government to help Farmers

18/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Farmers Portal The Farmers' Portal of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is a platform for farmers to seek any information related to agricul ...

Interest subvention For Farmers

8/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for the year 2016-17. The Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 18,276 Cror ...

CAG report on National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013

4/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) submitted a report on the ‘Preparedness for Implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) ...

NITI Aayog finalises Model Act for farm land lease

5/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Agriculture |Read more

An expert panel appointed by NITI Aayog has submitted its recommendations to create a model law to formalize leasing of agricultural land. In Septembe ...

Integrated Development And Management Of Fisheries

27/3/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries scheme has launched for integrated development and management of fisheries at an outlay of Rs.3, 00 ...

Bt Cotton Crop Failing To Resist Pests

19/3/2016 | Environment | Agriculture |Read more

There is over 80 % damage of Bt cotton fields in Raichur district , which is destroyed by pink bollworm. However, Bt cotton producers, in the instruct ...

Ensuring Food Safety

12/3/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Issues in Food Safety: *Note: Food Security and Food Safety differ in their conceptual meanings. While food Security deals largely with the adequate a ...

Madhya Pradesh Gets Its First Mega Food Park

16/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

In order to give an impetus to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Madhya Pradesh, the first Mega Food Park in Khargone(M.P) is launched by M/ ...

Zero-Budget Spiritual Farming

13/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Zero Budget spiritual Farming means for all the crops, the production cost will be zero. In the Zero Budget Natural Farming nothing has to be purchase ...

GI tag for Basmati rice of 7 states approved

8/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has cleared the application of Geographical indication (GI) for Basmati rice according to the geographica ...

Sikkim Becomes The First Fully Organic State Of India

21/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

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Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill 2015

18/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The bill was first passed by Lok Sabha after it was declared ...

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

16/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), announced on the eve of harvest festivals across the country, is to be rolled out during the kharif crop ...

Rajasthan government launches the Agro-Processing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy 2015

8/11/2015 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

With the aim to promote agro-processing industries and agri-marketing related activities in the State, Government of Rajasthan has launched a new Raja ...

CCEA hikes MSP for major Rabi crops

7/11/2015 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Centre hiked the support price to farmers for masoor andgram dals sharply by Rs 250 a quintal each to boost production in the ongoing rabi season and ...

Kisan (C(K)rop Insurance using Space technology And geoiNformatics) project launched

12/10/2015 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

This project will use satellite, drone-based imaging and other geospatial technology to get accurate data on crop yields and to access damage from nat ...

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