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Paira Cropping System

Context: A unique conservation agricultural practice, Paira cropping system has dwindled in recent years due to climate change. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Paira Cropping System: An Overview Geographical Distribution and Practice: Regions: Cropping Technique: Agronomic Features: Advantages of Paira Cropping System: Optimal Resource Utilization: Enhanced Yield: Sustainable Crop Intensification: Relay Cropping Method: A General Overview […]

Agricultural Transformation in West Bengal

Context: West Bengal has been undergoing a notable transformation in its agricultural sector, especially in districts bordering Bangladesh. Farmers in these regions are increasingly diversifying away from traditional wheat cultivation. Instead, they are embracing alternative crops such as bananas, lentils, maize, and other varieties. This shift towards crop diversification not only reflects changing agricultural practices […]

Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre

Context: Recently, the union Agriculture Minister inaugurated a Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) set up at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture About Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre Overview: Objectives: Technological Framework: Features of the Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre Data Presentation: Analytical Tools: Krishi Decision Support System […]

 Indian Basmati Rice Varieties in Pakistan

Context: Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) scientists have raised concerns over the recent discovery of India’s prized basmati rice varieties, such as Pusa-1121 and 1509 Basmati, being found in Pakistan under different names. This mislabeling has sparked alarm among Indian experts, who are urging legal action to protect Indian farmers and exporters. The situation highlights […]

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute

Context: The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently inaugurated the Krishi Sammelan (Farmer’s Meet), organised by the ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture About Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI): Mandate:

Gujarat Dairy Union Converts Dung to BioCNG

Context: The Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union in Gujarat has embarked on a transformative initiative to convert dung into BioCNG (compressed natural gas) and fertilizer, thereby supplementing farmers’ income. This innovative project not only addresses waste management challenges but also creates new revenue streams for dairy farmers. The BioCNG outlet, situated on the Deesa-Tharad […]

Conservation Techniques for Sustainable Farming

Context: To meet the needs of the growing global population, farmers encounter challenges like soil erosion and water depletion in traditional agriculture. Conservation Agriculture (CA) emerges as an eco-friendly solution, efficiently utilizing natural resources for sustainable farming. CA practices not only enhance revenue but also improve resource efficiency and soil fertility, thereby necessitating an important […]

Golden Jubilee Celebration of GCMMF and Amul’s Success

Context: The Prime Minister participated in the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and emphasized the remarkable success of Anand Milk Union Limited (Amul), which is a product of GCMMF. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Evolution of Amul: Nurturing the White Revolution Founding Years (1946-1950): Cooperative Empowerment Model: International Recognition: Global […]

World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan

Context: Recently, the Indian Prime Minister inaugurated the pilot project of World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan, which is currently launched in 11 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) across 11 states. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Grain Storage Plan: Enhancing Agricultural Infrastructure Objective: Expected Outcomes: About Primary agricultural credit societies: Objectives of PACS Functions of PACS

About the Pigeonpea

Context: According to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) a new fast-breeding protocol is likely to make it easier for scientists to develop better quality varieties of the pigeonpea crop at a faster rate. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Pigeonpea: Climatic Conditions: Cultivation Practices: Challenges and Concerns: Health Benefits: Major Producing States: […]