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 […]

Direct Seeding of Rice

Context: The Punjab government recently announced Rs 1,500 incentive per acre for farmers opting for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR), which is known for saving water. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What is DSR? How much water can DSR help save? Advantages of DSR tech Disadvantages of DSR tech What is DSR? […]

PM-FME Scheme

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has signed an agreement with NAFED for developing 10 brands of selected 20 ODOPs under the branding and marketing component of the PMFME scheme. About PM-FME Scheme: Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).  It is a centrally sponsored scheme. Aim is to […]

Reforming Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) Regime 

Focus: GS-III: Agriculture Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season – 2022 About Nutrient-Based Subsidy Regime Under the Nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) regime – fertilizers are provided to […]

PIB – 1 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS: ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO UPSKILL STREET FOOD VENDORS NATIONAL JAL JEEVAN MISSION (NJJM) NATIONAL EDIBLE OIL MISSION-OIL PALM (NMEO-OP) LITHIUM ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY Focus: GS Paper 2: Health, Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes, Issues Related to Women Why in news? As per recently released […]

What will a legal guarantee of MSP involve?

Context: After a year-long agitation on the borders of Delhi, protesting farm unions are pushing for their other major demand for providing a legal guarantee that all farmers will receive remunerative prices for all their crops. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Issues arising out of the design and implementation […]