Agriculture, GS-1, GS-3, Uncategorized

Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

Why are we discussing? The 2011 census figures shows only 32.8 per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to 81.1 per cent men. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to 100 million women and the sector cannot survive without their labor. What is… Continue reading Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Overseas investors continue to shun oil palm industry

The Hindu Issue The government’s allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in oil palm plantations last year but has failed to draw even a single investor. Analysis India spends huge amount on imports of edible oil every year. Attempts to increase the area under oilseeds in India have not been very successful, but… Continue reading Overseas investors continue to shun oil palm industry

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Water Crisis: Why has it reached such proportions?

As the summer sets in, many parts of the country are said to face one of the worst water crisis in the history. Reservoir levels in many states have come down alarmingly. Also, drinking water situation in states like Maharashtra is equally alarming. Ganga, which was to provide water to 1/3rd population of the country,… Continue reading Water Crisis: Why has it reached such proportions?

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

No sanctity for sovereign guarantee

Livemint Issue A mismatch between the value of stocks kept in warehouses and loans taken against them. Context It has been found that the stocks of foodgrains kept in the warehouses of the Punjab government are inadequate to cover the loan against such stocks, so the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks to… Continue reading No sanctity for sovereign guarantee

Editorials, Uncategorized

From Plate to Plough — The big thirst

Article Link Maharashtra is facing one of the biggest water crisis in recent decades. In Latur, where the traditional sources of water have run dry, Section 144 has had to be imposed to prevent into a water riot. Trains carrying water are now being despatched to Latur. Even, the high court intervened in the case… Continue reading From Plate to Plough — The big thirst

Agriculture, Editorials, Uncategorized

eNAM-National Agriculture Markets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched an online national agricultural products market platform that will integrate 585 wholesale markets across India. The launching of e-platform for marketing of agriculture products is being done with the aim to provide more options to farmers to sell their produce. This initiative is part of implementation of the roadmap… Continue reading eNAM-National Agriculture Markets

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Enhancing the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through scientific management   Potential to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition is immense. For this it is essential to promote conservation and development of indigenous breeds. The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” aims to conserve and develop indigenous… Continue reading Rashtriya Gokul Mission

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Blue Revolution: 3000 crore scheme for fisheries sector

An umbrella scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries Approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) It is Central Sector Scheme on Blue Revolution Will be implemented at an outlay of Rs. 3000 crore for a period of five years in all the states including North East States and Union Territories Key facts:… Continue reading Blue Revolution: 3000 crore scheme for fisheries sector

Agriculture, Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

The Killing Fields and Why Agriculture Cannot Wait

why is the land-owning class across India waving the flag of rebellion, demanding a slice in the quota pie for education and jobs? The truth is that the business model of agriculture has broken down. The combination of shrinking holdings and withered returns has led to economic and, therefore, political and social marginalisation of the… Continue reading The Killing Fields and Why Agriculture Cannot Wait

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Focus on reviving agriculture needed

Agriculture GDP: (-)0.2% in 2014-15 1% in 2015-16  The distress in agriculture is due to two factors: The crash in global commodity prices Deficit rainfall for two years in a row 10 states have declared drought this year. Forward and backward linkages : Low agriculture growth also affects the prospects of manufacturing and services. For… Continue reading Focus on reviving agriculture needed