About White Fly

Context: Recently, there has been a rise in the number of white fly attacks on cotton in various states like Punjab and Rajasthan. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: About White Fly How does it spread? What are the challenges? About White Fly By eating on the underside of the leaf and dispersing […]

National Technical Textiles Mission

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Ministry of Textiles recently cleared 23 strategic research projects worth around Rs 60 crores in Specialty fibres, Sustainable Textiles, Geotextiles, Mobiltech and Sports textiles under the National Technical Textiles Mission. About Technical Textiles The Technical Textiles are defined as Textile material and products manufactured primarily for their Technical […]

Indian Dairy Sector: Production by Masses

Context The dairy sector in India is distinguished by production by masses rather than mass production, as it employs more than 8 crore families in the country. PM Modi made this statement recently at the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2022 in Greater Noida. He also stated that the central government is working hard […]

What Are Coarse Cereals?

Context: Government push to coarse cereals as climate change affects wheat, paddy cultivation. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What are Coarse Cereals? Significance Why has the Government changed its attention to Coarse Cereals? What are Coarse Cereals? The country’s agroclimatic zones with limited resources have traditionally grown coarse cereals. Agroclimatic zones are […]

Integration of ODOP With ONDC

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles called for the integration of One District One Product (ODOP) initiative with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). The Minister said that ONDC would help in further expanding the frontiers of ODOP by bringing […]

EU Palm Oil Alternatives

Context Indonesia and Malaysia claim the EU’s palm oil restrictions are unfair and “discriminatory,” and they are hoping for a WTO resolution. Meanwhile, the EU has imposed new restrictions on the use of palm oil as a fuel. Relevance GS Paper 2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests GS […]

Direct Seeding of Rice

Context: Punjab is not only a long way away from its target of Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) for this year (as it could only achieve 6.7% of the total target) but also the state has seen 85.7% decline in DSR area from the last season. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What […]

What is Minimum Support Price? 

Context: The Centre has finally constituted a committee headed by former Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal here to look into the issues of Minimum Support Price (MSP), as promised to protestant farmers after the repeal of three farm laws. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

Rice Shortage In India

Context While overall crop coverage has increased since last year, rice crop coverage has decreased. One of the causes is a lack of rainfall in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. However, adequate stocks and widespread cultivation indicate that there should be no cause for concern. Relevance GS Paper 3: Agriculture– Major cropping patterns in various parts of […]

Kisan Credit Card

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? Recently, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying reviewed the progress in issuance of Kisan Credit Cards to poor farmers from the Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries Sector with Banks & Regional Rural Banks. About Kisan Credit Card (KCC) The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme is […]