Agriculture

Toxic Farming

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Around ten farmers have reportedly died after spraying ‘Profex Super’ insecticide on Bt cotton plantations in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. This has raised the d…

October 16, 2017 0 496

Preventing Post Harvest Losses

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Despite India's considerable agricultural produce, the inadequacies in harvest and post-harvest stages lead to huge losses. What are the concerns? India is one of the large…

October 14, 2017 0 491

Use of Unapproved GM Cotton

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Unrestrained cultivation of unapproved strains of genetically modified (GM) cotton in several states is a matter of grave concern. What is unapproved GM cotton? Many local see…

October 11, 2017 0 721

Significance of Solar-Farming

Daily News GS III Agriculture Renewable Energy

What is the issue? There is an increasing renewable energy demand. Solar-cum-agricultural farms will be one such solution to cater it. What are solar-cum-agricultural farms? Carrying out expa…

October 10, 2017 0 800

Farm Revival Options

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Despite its promising potential, agriculture and allied sectors witness low private sector participation. It is essential that the government focuses on sustainable policy enabl…

October 03, 2017 0 705

Delays in performance assessment

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Performance assessment of monsoon on agriculture and economy seems to get delayed due to various reasons. What is the present situation of monsoon? The monsoon is still active …

October 02, 2017 0 694

NITI Aayog's agriculture agenda

Editorial GS III Agriculture

Why in news? NITI Aayog recently released its three-year action agenda (TYAA) for the government for reforming various sectors of the economy including agriculture. What are the problems in this reg…

September 26, 2017 0 1151

Addressing Food security and fortification

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Multi- sectoral approach is needed to address food security and food fortification in India. What are the issues with food security in India? In India the capacity to produce e…

September 26, 2017 0 819

Doubling Farmer Income by 2022

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The government has released a seven-point plan to double farmer income by 2022. The package has some glaring deficiencies. What are the flaws? No New Ideas - The plan is li…

September 22, 2017 0 798

Pulses - Price crash

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The prices of pulses crashed a few months ago. Along with bumper harvest, serious policy failures have also contributed to this. What is India’s position? India ranks…

September 11, 2017 0 936

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