Agriculture Current Affairs

Second green revolution in India One in every two Indians relies on agriculture for livelihood, yet India still has the second highest number of undernourished people in the world. It is not surprising, therefore, that…

Aerobic rice cultivation Problems with present way of cultivation Present day conventional method of rice cultivation utilises 5,000 liters of water for producing one kg of rice than its actual requirement of 3,000 liters. About…

TEA INDUSTRY OF INDIA News Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations (CCPA) will soon prepare a revival plan for the tea industry whose health has been failing, affecting the workers. Analysis Tea is the oldest and…

Farmer Suicide issue  (Frontline + other articles) Problems: The lack of institutional credit and insurance cover for crop failure and the highly fractured small holdings of the overwhelming majority of cultivators have led to a…

Reasons for Low Production of Pulses Substitution of pulses by other crops like high yielding varieties which gives more yield and on them government gives more proportionate MSP to farmers; Shift in pulses cultivation to…

Issues related to Recent Land Acquisition Bill & Ordinance  Land acquisition in India is governed by The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, which came into force…

  FARMER SUICIDES IN INDIA India is an agrarian country with around 60% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. Farmer suicides account for 11.2% of all suicides in India. The number of…

TEXTILE SECTOR OF INDIA  Brief Summary of Indian Textile Industry 1st in global jute production. 7 Million Tonnes of FBP in 2013-14. 63% of the world’s market share in textiles and garments. 2nd largest textile…

FARMER SUICIDES Occur at the approximate rate of about 1,500 per annum and represent 11 per cent of the total number of suicides in the country. Subsidies exist everywhere Farmers are the holy cows of…

FOOD SECURITY, NFSA AND DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION Condition related to the supply of food, and individuals' access to it. Exists “when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and…

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