Agriculture

Free Market in Agriculture

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Farmers in some States are regretting their abundant yields this year as the prices of agricultural commodities have crashed. e.g Chilli farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,…

May 17, 2017 0 247

India and GM-Mustard

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The genetic engineering appraisal committee (GEAC), India’s biotechnology regulator has approved the environmental release and cultivation by farmers of DMH-11. It is a genetica…

May 13, 2017 0 450

Taxing the agricultural income

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy’s suggestion to tax agricultural incomes above a certain threshold has met with predictable howls of protests. What is the issue? Agriculture is …

May 01, 2017 0 500

Unusual Agricultural Growth

Daily News Geography Optional GS III Mains

What is the issue? Madhya Pradesh (MP) has achieved a double digit growth, with an average agricultural growth rate of 13.9 % over the five-year period 2010-15 — delivering a cumulative growt…

April 29, 2017 0 319

An Insight into Debt Waiver

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? After the UP government waived farm loans of about Rs 36,000 crore for UP farmers, pressure has mounted on other States to follow it. What is the ground reality? Contrary to co…

April 25, 2017 0 415

A review on Agri Welfare

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The following are the review of the measures taken by the government in improving the agriculture sector and welfare of farmers. What is the growth rate of Agri sector? In the first …

April 24, 2017 0 336

Problem of Food Wastage

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The Union Food and Consumer Affairs ministry wants restaurants to specify portion sizes to enable customers to order the right amount to reduce food wastage. What do the studies point o…

April 17, 2017 0 451

Seafood Sector

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? In a setback to seafood exports, big importers like the European Union, South Africa and the US have stepped up testing measures for marine product consignments shipped from India.…

April 14, 2017 0 386

Negatives of Farm Loan Waiver

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Madras High Court has directed the government recently to extend the farm loan waiver to all the farmers irrespective of their extent of landholding. The UP government also recently a…

April 13, 2017 0 465

India’s Shrimp Industry

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? EU to test up to 50 per cent of India’s shrimp consignments for antibiotic residues such as chloramphenicol and nitrofurans. What are the implications? · It has ramped up …

April 10, 2017 0 450

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