J Form

J Form Context: • The Punjab Mandi Board has decided to digitise the J form in order to bring in transparency. What is J Form? • J form is the sale receipt of a farmer’s agricultural produce in mandis (grain market). • These forms were […]

Crop Diversification

Crop Diversification Context: • The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) is implementing the Crop Diversification Programme (CDP), a sub-scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in the Original Green Revolution States viz; Haryana, Punjab & Western Uttar Pradesh since 2013-14 to divert the […]

Kala Namak Paddy

Kala Namak Paddy Context: • The Government of India, through Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), has taken various initiatives to promote Kala Namak rice viz; capacity building programme for farmers and stakeholders, agri-export farming, organizing ‘Kala Namak Mahotsav’, coordination with Farmer […]

APEDA

APEDA Context: • Amidst a record surge in wheat exports in the current fiscal, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) recently organized a meeting of key stakeholders in the value chain for promoting exports to those countries which have a huge […]

Kisan drones

Kisan drones Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually addressed a group of farmers in Manesar and flagged off 100 Kisan drones as a part of the “Drone Kisan Yatra”.   About: Kisan drones will be used for crop assessment, digitization of land records, and spraying of insecticides […]

Agriculture and Associated Dimensions

Agriculture and Associated Dimensions   Introduction:   While the overall budgetary allocation towards the agricultural sector has marginally increased by 4.4% in the Union Budget 2022-23, the rate of increase is lower than the current inflation rate of 5.5%-6%. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United […]