General Agriculture One Liner For Competitive exam part 1

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  • Total Geographical Area of the country- 329 Mha
  • Net sown area of the country- 140 Mha (42.57% of total area)
  • Gross sown area of the country- 195 Mha
  • Barren land area in the country- 41 Mha
  • Degraded land area in the country- 63.85 Mha
  • Waste land area in the country- 178 Mha
  • Total Forest area in the country- 70.82 Mha (21.54% of total geographical area)
  • State with highest forest area in the country isMadhya Pradesh, followed by Arunachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
  • For maintaining ecological balance percentage of the land area should be under forest is- 33
  • Irrigated area in India- 64.7 Mha (2018)
  • Government of India declared g2018 h asNational year of Millets
  •  India is the largest producer of Millets in world, harvesting about 11 million tones and accounts for 40 percent of the world fs output.
  • Contribution of Livestock to National GDP is- 4.5%
  • Contribution of Livestock to Total Agricultural GDP27%
  • The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 as the- International Year of Indigenous Languages.
  • Power house of Nutrients/Nutri-Cereals/Climate resilient crops are – Millets
  • Cropping Intensity of India is – 136%
  • Total number of KVKs at present is- 706 (as of MAY, 2019)
  • KVKs are under the administration control of- DDG of Agricultural extension
  • For effective functioning and monitoring of KVKs, KVKs are divided into- 11 ATARI Zones
  • Highest Number of KVKs are in – Zone 3 (U.P.)
  • Acronym of ATARI .Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs formerly called as Zonal Project Directorates)
  • Growth rate of Agriculture sector during 2017-18 is- 2.4%
  • The estimated growth rate of agriculture during 201819 was- 2.7%
  • Overall economic growth rate during 2017-18 – 7.2 %
  • Contribution of Agriculture and allied sectors to GDP is- 17.2% (2017-18)
  • Contribution of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing to GDP is- 16.0% (2018-19, 2nd Advanced estimate)
  • Total Food grain production in the country during 2017-18 was- 277.49 Mt
  • Total Food grain production in the country during 2018-19 was- 281.37Mt (2nd Advanced Estimate)
  • Government of India sets food grain production target for 2018-19 at – 290.25 Mt (Kharif- 144.55 Mt; Rabi145.70Mt)
  • Total Pulse production for the year 207-18 is- 23.95 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 CenterDr. Arvind Kumar
  • 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
  • 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 launchedCoffee Connect & Coffee Krishi tharanga
  • 14 products received Geographical Indication (GI) tag from Government of India, 2019.

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