Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, launched under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, to enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing industry and promote formalization of the sector, marks the completion of its two […]

What is Purple Revolution?

Focus: Prelims, GS-III: Agriculture (Technological advancements related to Agriculture) Why in News? Farmers in hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir are switching from traditional farming to aroma crops like lavender in a big way. Also,“Purple Revolution” has shifted focus to Agri-tech StartUps. About Purple Revolution: The Purple or Lavender Revolution was launched in 2016 by […]

One Nation One Ration Card

Focus: GS III-Food Security Why in News? Assam has become the 36th State/UT to implement One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC). With this, the ONORC plan is successfully implemented in all the 36 states/UTs, making food security portable throughout the country. About  One Nation One Ration Card Nodal: Ministry of Finance One Nation One Ration Card System […]

One District One Product

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The government reiterated that it is working towards ‘One District One Product’ which will give impetus to the Handicraft sector as well as the Artisans. About One District, One Product Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).  The ODOP initiative is aimed at manifesting the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of […]

What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Kharif Crops for Marketing Season 2022-23.  What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? Minimum Support Price is the price at which government purchases crops […]

What is Liquid Nano Urea?

Context: During his visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister officially inaugurated the country’s first liquid nano urea plant at Kalol. Relevance: GS II- Agriculture and Related issues Dimensions of the Article: What is liquid nano urea? Benefits of liquid nano urea: How does it work? What is liquid nano urea? It is essentially urea in the […]

System of Rice Intensification Method

Context: According to experts in Punjab, the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Technique is as good as the Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) Technique for the land, environment, and farmers. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: About System of Rice Intensification method: How does it take place in the field and in which […]

Government Lacking a Coherent Policy of Food Security

Context The Government of India announced a sudden ban on export of wheat on May 13, 2022, a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated that “at a time when the world is facing a shortage of wheat, the farmers of India have stepped forward to feed the world”. Relevance GS-III: Issues of […]

Ban on Wheat Export

Context: Recently, the government effectively banned the export of wheat. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Why were wheat exports banned? What led to the decrease in production? Why were wheat exports banned? The government revised down its wheat production estimates from 111.32 million tonnes (MT) to 105 MT for the crop year […]

Green Manure

Context: The Punjab state agriculture department is promoting the cultivation of green manure these days as Punjab Agro is providing subsidy on the seed at the rate of Rs 2,000 per quintal, which costs Rs 6,300 per quintal without subsidy. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What is green manure? How does it […]