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 […]

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 […]

International Year of Millets (IYM) 2023

Context: International Year of Millets (IYM) 2023 kick starts with Focussed Activities being undertaken by Central Ministries, State Governments and Indian Embassies. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: About Millets crop: Advantages of promoting millets About International Year of Millets: Objectives: Millets under PDS Main millets states -Source: Indian Express

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Context: Farmers in Madhya Pradesh who follow regenerative farming methods find that they reduce the need for frequent irrigation, which conserves water and energy. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What is Regenerative Agriculture? Advantages of Regenerative Agriculture How is India promoting regenerative agriculture? -Source: Down to Earth

About One Nation One Ration Card

Focus: GS III-Food Security Why in News? Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has said that the ambitious scheme of the One Nation-One Ration Card across the country has brought a lot of relief to the poor. About One Nation One Ration Card Nodal: Ministry of Finance National Food Security Act    

What is Minimum Support Price?

Context: Government has increased Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of 6 mandated Rabi crops (Wheat, Barley, Gram, Masur, Rapeseed & Mustard, Safflower)  for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2023-24, on the basis of recommendation of Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP). Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: What […]

About One District One Product Initiative

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? ODOP initiative is operationally merged with ‘Districts as Export Hub (DEH)’ initiative of the DGFT, Department of Commerce, with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as a major stakeholder. About One District, One Product Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI).  Objectives of the scheme: […]

National Bamboo Mission

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in news? The Union Agriculture Minister had approved the formation of an Advisory Group for streamlining the development of the Bamboo sector. National Bamboo Mission Nodal: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC) under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare The National Bamboo Mission was implemented with the following objectives: Restructured […]

Horticulture Cluster Development Programme

Focus: GS III: Agriculture Why in News? Recently, a meeting was held by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP). About Horticulture Cluster Development Programme Objectives: