Current Affair Category: Agriculture

June 16, 2024

$379 million initiative

Ecuador, India, Kenya, Laos, Philippines, Uruguay, and Vietnam have joined forces to reduce the environmental impact of the agricultural sector Highly hazardous pesticides and plastic waste from agriculture release toxic persistent organic pollutants into the environment, also harming human health $379 million initiative will realign financial incentives to prevent the use of harmful inputs in […]

May 30, 2024

Truck Farming vs. Dairy Farming

Truck farming and dairy farming are two distinct agricultural practices with significant differences in their operation, products, and impact. Let’s delve into the details: Production Focus Truck Farming: Focuses on growing high-value crops like fruits, vegetables, and flowers for a quick turnaround. These crops are typically perishable and require fast transportation to market. Dairy Farming: […]

May 14, 2024

What is Variable Rate Technology (VRT)?

Variable Rate Technology (VRT) is a game-changer in precision agriculture. It allows farmers to apply inputs like fertilizer, seeds, water, and even pesticides at varying rates across a field. This contrasts with the traditional “blanket application” where the same amount of input is spread uniformly. Understanding Field Variability: VRT relies on the concept of spatial […]

May 13, 2024

What is Precision farming?

Precision farming, also known as precision agriculture, is a modern approach to farming that uses technology and data to optimize crop production and resource management. Benefits: Increased Yields: By precisely tailoring practices to field conditions and crop needs, precision farming can lead to higher crop yields. Reduced Costs: Optimize resource use like water, fertilizers, and […]

May 13, 2024

What is Fertigation?

Fertigation is a technique that combines irrigation and fertilization in agriculture. It involves delivering dissolved fertilizers directly to the root zone of plants through an irrigation system, typically drip irrigation. Benefits: Increased Efficiency: Compared to traditional broadcasting of fertilizers, fertigation delivers nutrients directly to the roots, reducing waste and maximizing uptake by plants. Precision: Fertigation […]

May 8, 2024

What are fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)? About FMCG

Why in news? India’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector witnessed growth in rural consumption in volume terms outpace urban consumption for the first time in five quarters, in the January-March period 2024. According to a report from consumer intelligence firm NIQ, rural consumption grew at a rate of 7.6 per cent year-on-year (Y-o-Y) in Q1CY24, […]

May 1, 2024

The Core Heatwave Zone (CHZ)/ When the IMD declares a heatwave?

The April Month 2024 as experienced heatwaves that  was more severe than previous year. While the southern peninsular and the southeastern coast areas have been the worst affected, the northern plains are yet to experience heatwave conditions this season. The Core Heatwave Zone (CHZ) spanning central, north, and peninsular India between Gujarat and West Bengal is prone […]

April 13, 2024


Why in News? The government has come up with a new platform to disburse subsidies to horticulture farmers under the Cluster Development Programme (CDP) .The platform is known as CDP-SURAKSHA. The move seeks to push the growth of India’s horticulture sector, which contributes nearly one-third to the agriculture gross value addition (GVA). About CDP-SURAKSHA: • […]

December 7, 2023

Lakadong Turmeric: Awarded Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

Introduction Meghalaya’s Lakadong turmeric recently earned the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag, cementing its reputation as one of the finest varieties globally. This recognition highlights its unique properties and origin in the Lakadong area of Jaintia Hills. Unveiling Lakadong Turmeric Renowned for its exceptional curcumin content, ranging from 6.8 to 7.5 percent, Lakadong turmeric stands […]

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