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Union Government extended Interest Subvention Scheme to banks

Cabinet also approved a Central Agricultural University at Samastipur and revival of Banana Research Centre at Goraul in Vaishali, Bihar.

Recommended for : Interest subvention scheme , Kisan Credit Card , KSS , Union Cabinet , Central Agricultural University , Samastipur , Banana Research Centre

किसानों को कुल प्रत्यक्ष ऋण पिछले तीन वर्षों के औसत से नीचे नहीं दिया जाना चाहिएः आरबीआई

16 जुलाई 2015 को भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (आरबीआई) ने बैंकों को निर्देश दिया कि वे यह सुनिश्चित करें कि किसानों को दिया जाने वाला कुल प्रत्यक्ष ऋण पिछले तीन वर्षों के औसत के कम न हो.

Recommended for : Priority Sector Lending , Small and Marginal Farmers , Reserve Bank of India , Direct lending to agriculture , RBI , Adjusted Net Bank Credit प्रत्यक्ष ऋण , आरबीआई , लघु और सीमांत किसान

केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्री ने पीजीएस-इंडिया, एसएचसी एवं एफक्यूसीएस वेब पोर्टल का शुभारंभ किया

केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्री राधामोहन सिंह ने 15 जुलाई 2015 पीजीएस-इंडिया, एसएचसी एवं एफक्यूसीएस वेब पोर्टल का शुभारंभ किया.

Recommended for : Union Agriculture Minister , PGS-India , Soil Health Card , FQCS Web Portals , केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्री , पीजीएस-इंडिया , एसएचसी , एफक्यूथसीएस वेब पोर्टल

Overall direct lending to farmers should not fall below average of past 3 years: RBI

The target for direct lending by banks to agriculture under Priority Sector Norms stands at 18 percent out of total 40 percent target fixed under priority sector lending.

Recommended for : Priority Sector Lending , Small and Marginal Farmers , Reserve Bank of India , Direct lending to agriculture , RBI , Adjusted Net Bank Credit , Direct Agriculture , Indirect Agriculture

Union Agriculture Minister launched PGS-India, Soil Health Card and FQCS Web Portals

Soil Health Card Portal is developed for registration of soil samples, recording test results of soil samples and generation of Soil Health Card (SHC) along with fertilizer recommendations.

Recommended for : PGS-India , Soil Health Card Portal , FQCS Web Portal , Soil Health Card , Fertiliser Quality Control System , Participatory Guarantee System – India portal , Union Agriculture Minister , Radha Mohan Singh

Telangana government, ICRISAT signed MoU to improve profitability of farmers

The partnership will explore areas of collaboration in the field of digital agriculture along agriculture value chain and also explore the possibilities of ICRISAT playing an active role in the T Hub.

Recommended for : Telangana government , ICRISAT , MoU

NDDB launched mobile application Pashu Poshan to boost dairy farmers' income

The mobile application was launched by the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

Recommended for : NDDB , mobile application , Pashu Poshan , dairy farmers

आर पॉल सिंह जीसीएचइआरए विश्व कृषि पुरस्कार 2015 के लिए नामित

भारतीय मूल के अमेरिकी प्रो. आर पॉल सिंह को जीसीएचइआरए विश्व कृषि पुरस्कार 2015 के लिए नामित किया गया.

Recommended for : R. Paul Singh , GCHERA , World Agriculture Prize , भारतीय मूल , अमेरिकी प्रो. आर पॉल सिंह , जीसीएचइआरए विश्व कृषि पुरस्कार

Indian-American Professor R. Paul Singh named for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015

He will be awarded in recognition of remarkable internationally renowned contributions to food engineering research, education, development, consulting, and technology transfer.

Recommended for : R. Paul Singh , GCHERA , World Agriculture Prize ,

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार के लिए 200 करोड़ रूपये का आवंटन किया

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल की आर्थिक मामलों की समिति (CCEA) ने 1 जुलाई 2015 को राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार के लिए 200 करोड़ रूपये का आवंटन किया.

Recommended for : CCEA , National Agricultural Market , केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल , राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने ऑनलाइन राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार की स्थापना को मंजूरी प्रदान की

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने 1 जुलाई 2015 को ऑनलाइन राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार की स्थापना को मंजूरी प्रदान की.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , Online National Agriculture Market , केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल , ऑनलाइन राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार

CCEA approved Scheme for Promotion of National Agricultural Market

The scheme envisages creation of a common electronic platform regulated markets across the country with an outlay of 200 crore rupees from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

Recommended for : Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund , Scheme for Promotion of National Agricultural Market , Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Union Cabinet approved setting up of Online National Agriculture Market

An agency will also be set up to oversee online trading and to ensure that transactions take place smoothly.

Recommended for : Online National Agriculture Market , Union Cabinet

केन्द्रीय कृषि मंत्री राधा मोहन सिंह ने एफएओ सम्मेलन में भाग लिया

केन्द्रीय कृषि मंत्री राधा मोहन सिंह ने 6 जून 2015 को रोम में आयोजित संयुक्त राष्ट्र के खाद्य और कृषि संगठन के सम्मेलन (एफएओ/ 39वां सत्र) में भाग लिया.

Recommended for : Union Agriculture Minister , Radha Mohan Singh , FAO Conference , केन्द्रीय कृषि मंत्री राधा मोहन सिंह , एफएओ सम्मेलन

के के त्रिपाठी कृषि राज्यमंत्री के निजी सचिव नियुक्त

आईईएस अधिकारी के के त्रिपाठी को 11 मई 2015 को कृषि राज्य मंत्री मोहनभाई कुन्दारिया के निजी सचिव के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है.

Recommended for : K K Tripathy , के के त्रिपाठी , MoS Agriculture , कृषि राज्यमंत्री

Maharashtra Government constituted taskforce on farm development, poverty alleviation

The taskforce on agriculture development will be headed by the Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture), while taskforce on poverty alleviation will be headed by Principal Secretary (Social Justice Department).

Recommended for : Maharashtra Government , taskforce on agriculture development , Taskforce on poverty alleviation

महाराष्ट्र सरकार ने कृषि विकास और गरीबी उन्मूलन पर टास्क फोर्स का गठन किया

महाराष्ट्र सरकार ने 18 अप्रैल 2015 को कृषि विकास और गरीबी उन्मूलन पर टास्क फोर्स का गठन किया है.

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Department of Agriculture and Cooperation approved the creation of Price Stabilisation Fund Scheme

The fund is meant to extend financial assistance to government agencies to procure perishable horticulture produce from farmers and provide them to consumers at affordable rates during price volatility.

Recommended for : Price Stablisation Fund , horticulture produce , price volatility

Book titled Food for All written by Uma Lele

The book surveys the food and agricultural development assistance delivered by five major international organizations since their establishment to gauges their relevance, effectiveness, and impacts in a dramatically changed world.

Recommended for : Food for All , Uma Lele , World Bank , Oxford University Press

Lok Sabha passed the Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015

The Bill seeks to amend the Warehousing Corporations Act, 1962, which established central and state warehousing corporations for the purpose of warehousing agricultural produce and other commodities.

Recommended for : Lok Sabha , Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill , Central Warehousing Corporation , CWC , Ram Vilas Paswan

First Kisan Call Centre of North-East opened in Agartala, Tripura

KCC was financed by the Tripura government. It will be run by a private enterprise with experts of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry.

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Assam Assembly passed a resolution on continuation of Special Category status of the state

The resolution on Special Category status of Assam was moved in the house by Agriculture minister Rokibul Hussein and says that Assam’s share in central assistance scheme should not be more than 10 percent.

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India, Sri Lanka signed agreements on Civil Nuclear Cooperation, Cultural Cooperation

India and Sri Lanka on 16 February 2015 signed bilateral agreements on civil nuclear cooperation, cultural cooperation and cooperation in the field of Agriculture.

Recommended for : Sri Lanka , India , civil nuclear cooperation , Cultural cooperation , agreement , Maithripala Sirisen

Snapdeal launched online Agri Store to aid farmers

E-retailing firm Snapdeal.com on 23 December 2014 launched the online Agri store offering agricultural products to the farmers.

Recommended for : Snapdeal , Agri Store , farmers

NSSO released Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households

The survey focused on a common perception regarding agriculture — how it generates just 15 per cent of India’s GDP (2012-13 data) despite rural areas houses 68.8 per cent of the total population (2011 Census).

Recommended for : NSSO , NSSO Survey , Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households

Union Government launched RVC service for smooth transportation of perishable goods

Union Agriculture Minister launched Reefer Vehicle Call-in-Centre (RVC) for smooth transportation of perishable goods.

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Fertile Crescent under threat from violent turmoil in the Middle East

Fertile Crescent was in news recently due to the new initiative by the UN FAO and University of Birmingham's School of Biosciences

Recommended for : Fertile Crescent , new initiative , UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) , Food variety

SMAP: SMAP to predict the of drought severity

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite to collect the local data of agricultural and water managers that are needed worldwide.

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फैसलाबाद के कृषि विश्वविद्यालय ने एम.एस. स्वामीनाथन को मानद उपाधि से सम्मानित किया

एम.एस. स्वामीनाथन को फैसलाबाद के कृषि विश्वविद्यालय, पाकिस्तान द्वारा डॉक्टर ऑफ साइंस की मानद उपाधि से 21 अगस्त 2014 को सम्मानित किया.

Recommended for : MS Swaminathan , Green Revolution , Norman Ernest Borlaug , The University of Agriculture , एमएस स्वामीनाथन , हरित क्रांति , नॉर्मन अर्नेस्ट बोरलॉग , कृषि विश्वविद्यालय

Faisalabad Agriculture University conferred M S Swaminathan with honorary degree

Renowned Agriculture Scientist M.S. Swaminathan conferred with the Doctor of Science by the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad

Recommended for : MS Swaminathan , Green Revolution , Norman Ernest Borlaug , The University of Agriculture

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