Agriculture Current Affairs

Comprehensive Current Affairs of Agriculture especially on Cropping patterns, Irrigation, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce, Farm subsidies, MSP, Public Distribution System, food security, Food processing & Land reforms.

Locust Attack

Locusts are sighted in historically unusual areas of India

Keeping Farm Sector Afloat

Income support serves a purpose, but the farm sector needs a lot more

APMC Reforms

The initiative for APMC reforms should have come from the states

Agri-marketing Reforms under Atmanirbhar Bharat

Reform proposals, Essential Commodities Act, Rationale, Concerns, Inter-State trade

Direct Seeding Of Rice (DSR)

DSR could be adopted in place of conventional transplanting

Covid-19 & Food Security

There is a need to build on the success and resilience of agriculture

Early Locusts

Desert locusts are the destructive migratory pests

Wheat procurement in Punjab

Procurement is done despite the challenges due to Covid-19

COVID-19 Impact on Agri-commodities

Price scenario, Potato, Milk, Production shortfalls, Shifting demand curve

Rice-fish Farming System

Concerns with rice farming, Rice-fish farming, Advantages, Scope in India
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