Category: Agriculture

Indian Agri Export Policy

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoUs with AFC India Limited and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) in August 2020.

The MoU with AFC India Ltd. has been signed for cooperation in the areas of critical technology intervention requirements for organic as well as chemical/ residue free production systems; development of Common Processing Centres; effectively supporting the entire value chain system in clusters identified under the Agriculture Export Policy (AEP); developing pre-production, production, post harvesting, primary processing, secondary processing and transportation/ distribution guidelines for all the stakeholders including farmers to meet international compliances, capacity building of various stakeholders and providing technical support to tribal farmers & groups, federations, organizations working with farmers.

PM’s address at Kisan Sammelan held across Madhya Pradesh-18/12/2020

कृषि सुधारों से जुड़ा एक और झूठ फैलाया जा रहा है APMC यानि हमारी मंडियों को लेकर। हमने कानून में क्या किया है? हमने कानून में किसानों को आजादी दी है, नया विकल्प दिया है। अगर देश में किसी को साबुन बेचना हो तो सरकार ये तय नहीं करती कि सिर्फ इसी दुकान पर बेच सकते हो। अगर किसी को स्कूटर बेचना हो तो सरकार ये तय नहीं करती कि सिर्फ इसी डीलर को बेच सकते हो। लेकिन पिछले 70 साल से सरकार किसान को ये जरूर बताती रही है कि आप सिर्फ इसी मंडी में अपना अनाज बेच सकते हो। मंडी के अलावा किसान चाहकर भी अपनी फसल कहीं और नहीं बेच सकता था। नए कानून में हमने सिर्फ इतना कहा है कि किसान, अगर उसको फायदा नजर आता है तो पहले की तरह जाके मंडी में बेचें और बाहर उसको फायदा होता है, तो मंडी के बाहर जाने का उसको हक मिलना चाहिए। उसकी मर्जी को, क्या लोकतंत्र मेरे किसान भाई को इतना हक नहीं हो सकता है।

Damage to Crops due to Locust Attack in India

During 2019-20, locust attack was reported in some districts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Rajasthan Government has reported that a total area of 1,79,584 hectares of 8 districts of the state was affected by locust attack during 2019-20. The State Government of Gujarat has reported that crop loss due to locust attack was observed in a total area of 19,313 hectares of 2 districts of the State during the year 2019-20.

Organic farming in India 2020

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY): The scheme promotes cluster based organic farming with PGS certification. Cluster formation, training, certification and marketing are supported under the scheme. Assistance of Rs.50,000 per ha /3 years is provided out of which 62% i.e., Rs. 31,000 is given as incentive to a farmer towards organic inputs.