About PM-FME Scheme:

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? Ministry of Food Processing Industries recently informed that the PMFME scheme has received over 1,02,515 loan applications so far. About PM-FME Scheme: Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).  Objectives Eligibility Milestones achieved under the PMFME Scheme One District One Product Convergence Capacity Building and Incubation Centres Seed Capital […]

Cereal Approach: On Growing Millets and Grain

Context There has never been a greater interest in millets, a class of coarse grains that are a popular staple food. Relevance GS Paper-3: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation system storage; issues of buffer stocks and food security. Mains Question How has India’s agricultural landscape […]

India’s Sugar Export

Context: India has gone from being a marginal sugar exporter five years ago to No. 2 in the world, behind only Brazil. Between 2017-18 and 2021-22, exports have soared from USD 810.9 million to USD 4.6 billion. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Sugar Industry in India: Current Status and Geographical Conditions Geographical […]

Raising Farm Income

Context: It is important to focus on the need to promote sustainable and diversified agriculture to achieve the goal of doubling farmer’s income. Relevance: GS-III Agriculture, Economic Development, Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Background: Agrarian reform is required: Agriculture Sector’s Challenges India’s plan to Increase Farmers’ Income Need to refocus on doubling farm income: Government […]

Assessment Of Wheat Crop In India

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? A committee constituted by the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare (DA&FW) to monitor the situation of Wheat crop was held recently at ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal. Wheat crop: The Climate Prerequisites for wheat Soil Requirements for wheat

Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA) targets 1000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to turn direct exporters of farm produce. Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA) Nodal:  Ministry of Commerce and Industry Functions: What is a Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO)?

What are Pashmina Shawls?

Context: Kashmir’s famed pashmina shawls, known for centuries for their signature intricate buta or paisley patterns, got a French touch. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Agriculture and Allied sectors, GS-III: Intellectual Property Rights Dimensions of the Article: What are Pashmina Shawls and what is the history behind them? MSP for hand spun, hand woven Pashmina fixed GI […]

FSSAI Standards for Basmati Rice

Context: For the first time in India, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has specified the identity standards for Basmati Rice which will be enforced with effect from 01 August 2023. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: About Basmati rice: Origins: Unique Characteristics: Cultivation: Popularity: Adulteration: What are the Standards […]

How India’s Millets Will Benefit From The International Year of Millets

Context Relevance GS Paper-3: Major Crops – Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country Mains Question Why is increasing millet consumption and production important for India? Discuss in light of the International Year of Millets in 2023. How has the Indian government taken the lead in this? The Benefits of Millets Can government policies (for […]

Honey Mission Programme

Focus: GS III: Agriculture Why in News? Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Government of India Manoj Kumar said that beekeeping is the medium of sweet revolution, more income can be earned by joining this work and distributed boxes to beekeepers under Honey Mission in village Devra. Honey Mission National Bee Board (NBB) The […]