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Union Government to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each district

The decision was announced by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, while interacting with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts and others from 12 States.

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World Food Day 2016 observed across the world

World Food Day 2016 was observed with the theme Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

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International Day of Rural Women 2016 observed across the world

The day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

Recommended for : International Day of Rural Women , Rural Women , Rural Poverty , United Nations

India, Russia sign agreement to set up agro irradiation centres

The agreement was signed between the Indian Agricultural Association, Hindustan Agro Co-Op Ltd (HACL) and United Innovation Corporation (UIC), Russia.

Recommended for : India , Russia , agreement , agro irradiation centres , UIC

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh presented Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars

This award was instituted for recognizing the contributions of marginal, small and landless farmers for developing integrated and sustainable models of agricultural farming.

Recommended for : Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay , Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars , Union Agriculture Minister , Radha Mohan Singh ,

केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्रालय ने पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्‍याय अंत्‍योदय कृषि पुरस्‍कार का शुभारम्भ किया

कालीकट, केरल में आयोजित समारोह में एक राष्‍ट्रीय पुरस्‍कार और 10 जोनल पुरस्‍कार विजेताओं को सम्‍मानित किया गया. पुरस्‍कार विजेता देश के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों से थे और कृषि सम्बन्धी उनकी विभिन्न उपलब्धियों हेतु उन्हें पुरस्कृत किया गया.

Recommended for : Union Agriculture Ministry , Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodya agriculture award , पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्‍याय अंत्‍योदय कृषि पुरस्‍कार

Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and it will work to supplement resources of cattle of farmers in breeding areas.

Recommended for : Gokul Gram , Rashtriya Gokul Mission , Native breed cattle , Mathura , Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay

India declares itself free from bird flu

Department of Animal Husbandry had notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). However, it also stressed that there is a need for continued surveillance.

Recommended for : India , Avian Influenza , H5N1 , Bird Flu , Department of Animal Husbandry , Agriculture Ministry , World Organization for Animal Health

Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award

Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar received this award during the two-day 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016 organized by ICFA.

Recommended for : Haryana , Best Horticulture State’ award , Agricultural Leadership Summit , Best agriculture state award , Odisha

केन्‍द्र सरकार ने क्षेत्र कामगारों की बुनियादी न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी में संशोधन किया

इस संबंध में न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी तय करने के मानदंड को ध्‍यान में रखा गया है. मजदूरी में संशोधन हेतु श्रम एवं रोजगार राज्‍य मंत्री (स्‍वतंत्र प्रभार) की अध्‍यक्षता में न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी सलाहकार बोर्ड की बैठक आयोजित की गयी थी.

Recommended for : central government , basic minimum wages , Unskilled non-agricultural workers , बुनियादी न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी में संशोधन , क्षेत्र कामगारों

India’s first bio-CNG plant inaugurated in Pune

The technology involves treating the waste with a special bacterial solution, after which the gas so generated is cleaned and compressed for use in vehicles. It was set up as a Proof of Concept (PoC) which can be replicated elsewhere.

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Odisha government to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy

This apart, the government has also decided to link Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries for availing ration under National Food Security Scheme and work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

Recommended for : Aadhar mandatory , paddy procurement , Odisha government , agriculture

Youssef Chahed appointed as Prime Minister of Tunisia

Prior to this, Chahed was Minister for Local Affairs of Tunisia. He is an agricultural sciences specialist and academic who has taught in France and Tunisia.

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Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with Japan to develop food value chain

Under the MoU, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will encourage direct investments by Japanese companies in the fields of agriculture and food-related industry in Andhra Pradesh.

Recommended for : Andhra Pradesh , signs , MoU , Japan , develop food value chain

डॉ. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद कृषि विश्वविद्यालय की परिसम्पत्तियों को केन्द्रीय कृषि विश्वविद्यालय के अधीन लाने हेतु असैट्स कमेटी का गठन

केन्द्रीय कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री श्री राधा मोहन सिंह के प्रयासों से डॉ. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद केन्द्रीय कृषि विश्वविद्यालय, पूसा का गठन हुआ. जिसके तहत सम्पूर्ण भारत एवं बिहार राज्य का युवा वर्ग कृषि विज्ञान में शिक्षा ग्रहण कर रहा है.

Recommended for : Assets Dr Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University , डॉ. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद केन्द्रीय कृषि विश्वविद्यालय

Second phase of the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme launched

Under this 32 Training programme of 15 day-duration will be conducted in India and 12 Training programs of 10 days duration will be conducted in selected African and Asian Countries during 2016-20.

Recommended for : Feed the Future- India , Triangular Training Programme , Ministry of Agriculture , Farmers Welfare , Agency for International Development , USAID

केंद्र सरकार ने मोतीहारी (बिहार) में कृषि एवं डेयरी विकास केन्द्र की स्थापना की

केन्द्रीय कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री राधा मोहन सिंह ने मोतीहारी के पिपराकोठी क्षेत्र में कृषि एवं डेयरी विकास केन्द्र का शुभारंभ किया.

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परषोत्तम रूपाला ने कृषि और किसान कल्याण राज्यमंत्री के रूप में पद भार ग्रहण किया

उनकी प्राथमिकता कृषि क्षेत्र और किसानों के कल्याण के लिए केन्द्र सरकार के रोड मैप को लागू करना है.

Recommended for : Parshottam Rupala , takes charge , Minister , Agriculture , परषोत्तम रूपाला , कृषि , ग्रहण किया

केंद्र सरकार ने कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र पोर्टल का शुभारंभ किया

केवीके की सूचना राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर एक जगह उपलब्ध न होने के कारण किसानों एंव अन्य नागरिकों को सूचना प्राप्त करने में कठिनाई होती थी तथा केवीके जिन उद्देश्यों एवं गतिविधियों के लिए स्थापित किया गया था उसकी ऑनलाइन निगरानी एवं प्रबंधन की भी सुविधा नहीं थी.

Recommended for : Agricultural Science Center Portal , कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र पोर्टल , केवीके

Union Cabinet approves Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers

The Government has assigned a sum of 18276 crore rupees for the purpose. This scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan payable within one year up to 3 lakhs rupees at only 4% per annum.

Recommended for : Indian Farmers , Interest Subvention Scheme , Agriculture

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard dies

Under Francois Mitterrand's first presidency, Rocard served as the Minister of Territorial Development and Minister of Planning from 1981 to 1983 and Minister of Agriculture from 1983 to 1985.

Recommended for : Michel Rocard , France , Francois Mitterrand , Socialist Party

10th National Statistics Day celebrated with theme Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

This National Statistics Day is celebrated annually with an objective to create public awareness among people, especially the younger generation about the importance of statistics in daily life as well as in the process of planning and development.

Recommended for : National Statistics Day , Agriculture , Farmers Welfare , Mahalanobis , Indian Statistical institute

India, Taiwan MoU/Agreements on bilateral relations approved

While the MoU deals with the cooperation in the agriculture and allied sector, the Air Services Agreement is expected to spur greater trade, investment, tourism between both the countries.

Recommended for : India , Taiwan agreement , agriculture cooperation , animal husbandry , air services agreement

हरियाणा सरकार ने प्रतिकूल जलवायु को सहने वाले कृषि कामकाज परियोजना को मंजूरी दी

प्रतिकूल जलवायु को सहने वाले कृषि कामकाज में हर संभव पद्धति को शामिल किया गया है.

Recommended for : Haryana government , project adverse climate tolerant agricultural operations , प्रतिकूल जलवायु , हरियाणा सरकार

Researchers in Assam developed two rice variants, Ranjit Sub-1 & Bahadur Sub-1, for submerged areas

These new rice variants are improvement forms of the Ranjit and Bahadur varieties which the farmers of the Barak valley have been using for years.

Recommended for : Assam Agricultural University , rice varieties , Ranjit Sub-1 , Bahadur Sub-1 , Barak Valley ,

India, ADB sign $120 mn loan pact for irrigation in Odisha

The loan is the second tranche of a 157.5 million dollar financing facility under the Orissa Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Program.

Recommended for : India , Asian Development Bank , ADB , loan agreement , water management infrastructure , Odisha

CCEA approved Minimum Support Prices for Kharif Crops for 2016-17 Season

The prices will come into effect from effective from 1 October 2016.  The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers.

Recommended for : CCEA , Minimum Support Prices , Kharif Crops , Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices , CACP

World Milk Day observed globally

The day seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance.

Recommended for : World Milk Day , milk industry , Food and Agriculture Organization , Verghese Kurien , India's White Revolution

विश्व भर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय दुग्ध दिवस मनाया गया

विश्व दुग्ध दिवस संयुक्त राष्ट्र खाद्य और कृषि संगठन (एफएओ) द्वारा वर्ष 2001 से मनाया जाना आरंभ हुआ. एफएओ ने लोगों को दुग्ध एवं दुग्ध उत्पादों को दैनिक आहार के रूप में अपनाये जाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया है.

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कृषि सूखे के निदान हेतु प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई नई योजना का शुभारम्भ

प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में मंत्रिमंडल के आर्थिक मामलों की समिति-सीसीई ने 31 मई 2016 को नई योजना कृषि प्रधानमंत्री सिंचाई योजना को मंजूरी दी.

Recommended for : Prime MINISTER agricultural irrigation schem , diagnosis drought in agriculture , कृषि सूखे के निदान , धानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई नई योजना

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