Agriculture current affairs 2019-2020

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Contribution of Agriculture and allied sectors to GDP is- 16% (2019-20)

Contribution of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing to GDP is- 16.0% (2018-19, 2nd Advanced estimate)

Total Food grain production in the country during 2019-20was- 285 Mt.

Total Food grain production in the country during 2018-19 was- 281.37Mt (2nd Advanced Estimate)

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Total Pulse production for the year 2019-20 is- 24.5 Mt

Among Pulses the crop with highest production and largest area under cultivation is- Bengal gram/Chick pea/Chana/gram

Among Oil seeds the crop with highest production and largest area under cultivation is- Soyabean

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) South Asia Regional Centre established at- Varanasi, U.P. (Dec, 2018)

First Director of IRRI South Asia Regional Center- Dr. Arvind Kumar.

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The bufferstock maintained/Procurement made by FCI is- 68.7 MT (Rice- 32.9 MT; Wheat- 35.8 MT)

Rice Knowledge bank launched (an agriculture web portal) launched on- 28 Feb, 2019 at Assam Funded by World bank for enhancing knowledge on Rice production techniques and technologies).

World Bank assisted project State of Maharashtra fs Agribusiness and Rural Transformation (SMART) launched to transform Rural Maharashtra

Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched online software for processing applications, Agmark quality certification mark for agricultural products is-AGMARK Online system.

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First SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum held in . 28-30 August, 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal.

FSSAI notifies standards for honey and its products to curb adulteration. It will help farmers to fetch better prices for their products.

Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched- Coffee Connect & Coffee Krishi tharanga.

14 products received Geographical Indication (GI) tag from Government of India, 2019.

Asian tea Alliance launchced in China on April 19, 2019 (Members of this association are India, China, Srilanka, Indonesia and Japan.
Main objective: To enhance tea trade, cultural exchanges and promoting tea.

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Annual Average rainfall of the country for the year 2018-804 mm (Avg. rainfall of the country is 890 mm).

The World Food Prize 2018 was awarded to- Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro for their individual but complementary global leadership in elevating maternal and child under nutrition within food security (First World Food Prize won by- MS Swaminathan).

Egg production of the country for the year 2019-20 was- 95billion

Per capita availability of eggs in India is- 74 per person per year

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Position of India in terms of Egg Production- 3rd (1-China; 2- USA)

Total milk production in the year 2017-18 was- 176.35 Mt.

Per capita availability of Milk in India- 376 gm per person per day.

India’s share in World Milk production- 17%

Minimum Support Price recommended by – Commission for Agricultural Cost and Prices
(CACP)

MSP announced by- Government of India: MSP is calculated based on Avg. Cost of Production.

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At present MSP is announced for – 23 crop commodities only.

The state that produces highest food grains is- Uttar Pradesh

The State that produces highest Pulses is-Madhya Pradesh

The state that ranks first in Oilseed production is- Rajasthan . 2018- National year of Millets

FAO of the UN declared the annual observance of World Pulses day starting from the year-2019

Institutional credit for Agriculture sector for the year 2018-19- 11 lakh crore

Time period for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set up by UN is- 2015-2030

Number of Sustainable Development goals- 17

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