Important point of Agriculture for Competitive exam

Important point of Agriculture

❖ India’s First Aqua Mega Food Park established at- Bhima varammandal of West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. (14 Feb, 2019)

❖ Minimum Land required for setting up a Mega Food Park is- 50 acres

❖ The Food Processing Industry contribution to Agricultural sector is- 9%

❖ The Food Processing Industry contribution to Manufacturing sector is- 11%

❖ Target year fixed by Govt. of India for Doubling of Farmers Income is- 2022 (75th Independence of India)

❖ Govt. of India formulated point strategy to double farmers income- Seven point strategy

❖ All agricultural programs and policies shift their focus from- Production oriented to Income oriented approach

❖ Number of Insecticides/pesticides registered in India (as of Dec. 2018) is- 282

❖ RKVY (RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana)- renamed as- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RAFTAAR)

❖ Time period of RKVY- RAFTAAR increased from- 2017-2020

❖ To 5one55ivize states to increase allocation for agriculture and allied sector is the main objective of- RKVY

❖ 100% FDI is allowed in – cold storage, ware houses and Food Processing sector

❖ Govt. of India has increased MSP of Kharif crops by- 1.5 times of cost of production

❖ The average size of land holding in India is- 1.08 ha (The average size of operational holdings is highest in Nagaland (5 hectares) and lowest in Kerala (0.18 hectares).

❖ Total number of operational holdings in the country according to 2015-16 census is- 146

❖ Million Nodal Agency to coordinate the efforts on the Agriexport zones- APEDA

❖ Total no. of Agri Export Zones in India -60

❖ 10th National Conference of KVK held at- March 16-17, New Delhi Best KVK (pandit deen dayal Krishiunnati pursakar) award 2017 awarded to- KVK Kanker, Chhattisgarh

is the key approach for doubling farmers income by 2022 – Integrated farming System (IFS)

❖ Total number of Mega food parks in India- 42

❖ Agricultural Mechanization for Insitu management of crop residue in- Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi

❖ Pesticide Management bill passed in- 2017

❖ Agricultural produce and livestock marketing promotion & Facilitation Act passed in- 2017

❖ NAFED procures “Oilseeds and Pulses” from state government at MSP through- Price Support Scheme (PSS)

❖ Portal launched by central government of India for e-marketing of Organic products is- Jaivikkheti portal

A company owned by DARE, under Ministry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare is- Agriinnovateindia

❖ Statutory body related to food safety and regulation, protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety in India is – FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India)

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