Ministry of Agriculture proposes to UNFAO to declare 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’

The Union Minister of Agricultur and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh on August 16, 2018 wrote to Jose Graziano da Silva, the Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) to declare the upcoming year as the ‘International Year of Millets’. Singh stressed on the need to draw wider global attention and action to promote cultivation of millets. The Union Agriculture Minister also stated in the letter that India is celebrating 2018 as the ‘National Year of Mill...
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An Overview of Five Year Plans

The concept of economic planning in India is derived from the Russia (then USSR). India has launched 12 five year plans so far. First five year plan was launched in 1951. Now the present NDA government has stopped the formation of five year plans. So 12th five year plan would be called the last five year plan of India. 1. First Five Year Plan: I. It was made for the duration of 1951 to 1956. II. It was based on the Harrod-Domar model. III. Its main focus was on the agricultural development of t...
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International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May

The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversityissues. It is currently held on May 22.[1] The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals. In this larger initiative of international cooperation, the topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture; desertification, land...
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Control of Aphids on Cucumber Cultivation

▬ Clean cultivation is imperative to control these pets. ▬ Affected parts of the plant should be removed from the field. ▬ The balanced fertilizer should be used in the cultivation time. ▬ Crop rotation should be followed. ▬ Planting should be maintained by the same distance from the bed to bed. ▬ It can be controlled by applying the mixer of ash and kerosene oil on the leaf of cucumber. ▬ Use detergent 3 gm/liter water with Neem/ Bisakathamli/ Dhutara/ Custard Apple/ Papaya/ Vitex negundo/ Joba...
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Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season. The Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of Raw Jute has been increased to Rs.3700/- per quintal for 2018-19 season from Rs. 3500/- per quintal in 2017-18 season.
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Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, "Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana" in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the Central Share of Rs. 33,269.976 crore. The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes/Missions. These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of far...
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