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Three Farm Acts-Agriculture Protest and activism

Three Farm Acts-Agriculture Protest and activism GS-Paper-2-Paper-3 Agriculture Reforms (PT-MAINS) On 27 September 2020, President his assent to the three 'Agriculture Bills' that were earlier passed by the Indian Parliament. These Farm Acts are as follows: Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 Act: It creates a national framework for contract farming through an agreement between a farmer and a buyer before the produ

The farmers’ protest, truths, and half-truths

The farmers’ protest, truths, and half-truths GS-PAPER-3 Developmental issues (Mains-I.V) By: Dipankar Gupta, an eminent sociologist, was a professor at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University Context: Food security and Farmer's income security are the two main policy dimensions in 21st Century India. If some of the section of farmers are protesting then it’s the duty of Gov. to listen to them and can try to solve the problem. Without the emphasis

In the farmers’ protests, the core is procurement

In the farmers’ protests, the core is procurement GS-PAPER-3 Developmental issues (Mains-I.V) By: C.S.C. Sekhar is Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi Context: Food security and Farmers income security are two main policy dimensions in 21st Century India. If some of the section of farmers are protesting than it’s the duty of Gov. to listen them and can try to solve the problem. Without emphasis on Agriculture India is not in a condition

Modiji on Kisan Rail and Farm Protests

Modiji on Kisan Rail and Farm Protests Amid continuing protests by farmers near the Delhi border over the new farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 100th “Kisan Rail” service from Sangola in the Solapur district of Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal. He said the Centre’s policies that aimed at providing access to newer and bigger markets for smaller farmers were “clear” and its “intentions are transparent”. Mr. Modi s

Delivery of Seeds in India

Delivery of Seeds in India The States are primarily responsible to ensure the production, availability and distribution/ supply of quality seeds to the farmers through its Department of Agriculture, state farms, State Seeds Corporation, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Cooperatives and Private Seed Companies etc.   The Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments by providing breeder seeds for seed chain and coordinating seeds requirement and ava

Self-sufficiency in Edible Oils

Self-sufficiency in Edible Oils To achieve self-sufficiency in the production of oilseeds, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has adopted a multi-pronged strategy. Under the strategy, the Government of India has approved an ambitious plan for the free distribution of high yielding varieties of seeds to the farmers for the Kharif season 2021 in the form of mini-kits. The special Kharif programme will bring an additional 6.37 lakh hectare area under oilseeds and is likely t

Agriculture Export Policy, 2018

Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 India, with large and diverse agriculture, is among the world’s leading producers of cereals, milk, sugar, fruits and vegetables, spices, eggs and seafood products. Indian agriculture continues to be the backbone of our society and it provides livelihood to nearly 50 % of our population. India is supporting 17.84 per cent of world’s population, 15% of livestock population with merely 2.4 per cent of world’s land and 4 per cent water r

National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture

National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India launched a flagship network project ‘National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture’ (NICRA) in 2011. The project aims at strategic research on adaptation and mitigation, demonstration of technologies on farmers’ fields and creating awareness among farmers and other stakeholders to minimize the cli

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