Farm loan waiver

Editorial GS III Mains

Why in news? The BJP had promised to waive off loans of small and marginalised farmers in Uttar Pradesh in its 2017 poll manifesto,. What is the issue? Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor and S…

March 29, 2017 0 83

Doubling Farmer’s Income

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Last year, the Prime Minister has announced the government’s goal of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. This would require the farmer’s income to rise by aroun…

March 25, 2017 0 339

Smart Farming

Editorial GS III Mains

What is Smart Farming? Smart farming is the transformation and reorientation of farming to increase yields through enhanced productivity, improved resilience and reduced side effects. Smart farmi…

March 25, 2017 0 329

Saving the Pulses Sector

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? The prices of pulses are volatile inspite of a good harvest in 2016-17 season. What was the problem? In 2015-16, the production of all pulses had came down to 16.5 million metr…

March 15, 2017 0 562

Soil Health Crisis

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Indian farmers apply around 66 million tonnes of fertilisers every year. They account for a significant share of India’s imports and subsidies. It also rapidly declines t…

March 12, 2017 0 416

State/UT Agricultural Produce Marketing Bill

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The draft of the new model agricultural marketing law is floated by the government to invite public comments. What is APMC act and why it is bad? The Agricultural Produce Market Comm…

March 09, 2017 0 485

Kerala – Paddy Shortage

Daily News GS III Agriculture

Why in news? The Chief Minister was in the national capital in January seeking a greater allocation of rice to the State. What is the reason for poor paddy cultivation in Kerala? It is a reflect…

March 03, 2017 0 411

Haldi and Litchi Controversy

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Two stories have renewed discussions on scientific rigour and ethics. The stories were around haldi (turmeric) and litchi. What is the the Haldi controversy? The substance that gives…

March 02, 2017 0 614

Preparing for the Summer

Daily News GS III Agriculture Environment & Biodiversity

What is the news? The IMD forecast an above-normal temperatures over much of India in the summer months. Also, the Australian international weather bureau says there is a 50% prospect of a similar…

March 02, 2017 0 486

Non-fumigated wheat

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? From March 31, 2017, the wheat imports to India must be fumigated with methyl bromide at the port of origin, else, the cargo would be disallowed from entering Indian shores. What is fum…

February 26, 2017 0 519