Agriculture current affairs 2019-2020

Agriculture current affairs

Agriculture current affairs

▪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

▪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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