Kala Namak Paddy

Kala Namak Paddy Context: • The Government of India, through Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), has taken various initiatives to promote Kala Namak rice viz; capacity building programme for farmers and stakeholders, agri-export farming, organizing ‘Kala Namak Mahotsav’, coordination with Farmer […]


APEDA Context: • Amidst a record surge in wheat exports in the current fiscal, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) recently organized a meeting of key stakeholders in the value chain for promoting exports to those countries which have a huge […]

Kisan drones

Kisan drones Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually addressed a group of farmers in Manesar and flagged off 100 Kisan drones as a part of the “Drone Kisan Yatra”.   About: Kisan drones will be used for crop assessment, digitization of land records, and spraying of insecticides […]

Agriculture and Associated Dimensions

Agriculture and Associated Dimensions   Introduction:   While the overall budgetary allocation towards the agricultural sector has marginally increased by 4.4% in the Union Budget 2022-23, the rate of increase is lower than the current inflation rate of 5.5%-6%. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United […]