October Agriculture current affairs 2018

October Agriculture current affairs 2018

1.After the demise of union minister of chemicals and fertilizers Ananth Kumar.

DV Sadananda Gowda has take over additional charge of the ministry of chemical and fertilizers .

2. Madhya Pradesh will become the 2nd Indian state after Rajasthan to set up Ministry for cows .

rajasthan is the first which set up Ministry for cows rajasthan set up this in July 2018

Here I’m going to include two more old important information is that

first cow sanctuary set up in Madhya Pradesh at Agar Malwa district in July 2017


India’s First Blood Bank for Cattle  established in Odisha. In June 2017.

3. Recently Prof. Swaminathan awarded the  first World Agriculture Prize.

So remember that this World Agriculture Prize instituted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) .

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4. Recently on October 1st Nationwide Action Research Project of Gram Panchayat development scheme inaugurated by the Minister of Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar.

The scheme has been launched from Gwalior Madhya Pradesh.

This function is being organized jointly by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad, District Administration and District Panchayat.

Remember –

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj is located in Rajendra Nagar in Hyderabad.

Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj is  Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

5.On 1st October 2018 Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has launched an innovative initiative scheme called SATAT which full name is “Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation” in New Delhi

The main of this initiative is to to promote Compressed Biogas (CBG) as an alternative fuel.

6. Recently Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the state’s own food security scheme

The main aim of this scheme is Odisha  to cover the poor people whose “left out” from the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013.

Remember – The National Food Security Act enacted on 12 September 2013.

Governor of Odisha-Ganeshi Lal.

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About operation green

Operation green

Hey Agri update readers here I’m going to discuss with you about Operation Green

Which was launched by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) with allocation of 500 carore to stabilise supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops. It is aimed at ensuring availability of TOP tomatoes, onions and potatoes crops throughout the country round the year without price volatility or fluctuations in the prices of tomatoes, onions and potatoes (TOP) and for given farmers right price of their produce.

Under this scheme Ministry of Food Processing Industries will provide 50% of subsidy to components of transportation of TOP Crops from production to storage and hiring of appropriate storage facilities for TOP tomatoes, onions and potatoes Crops.

Operation green aims to promote
Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO),Procesing facilities
And Professional management.

Operation green is associated with improving or doubling the farmers income by 2022.

Things that are needed be remembered related operation green for our exams.

Operation green announced by Union Government in Budget 2018-19 .

Operation green under Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)

Government allocated Rs 500 carore for operation green.

MoFPI will provide 50% of subsidy two components of transportation of TOP Crops from production to storage.

Main aims of operation green : Price stabilisation , Reduction in post-harvest losses,Increase in food processing capacities,
Enhance value realisation of TOP farmers.

Related to ( MOFPI)

Minister of Food Processing Industries ( MOFPI) Formed in: 1988

Headquarter in : New Delhi

Annual budget: ₹1,400 crore (US$190 million) (2018-19 est.)

The Minister of Food Processing Industries ( MOFPI) : Harsimrat Kaur Badal .

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Agriculture current affairs November 2018.

Agriculture current affairs November 2018

1. Arunachal Pradesh govt launches Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana and Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana in,Arunachal Pradesh .

The Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana included  three state flagship programmes, namely – CM’s Employment Generation Scheme, CM’s Agri-Mechanization Programme and CM’s Flagship Programme on Tea and Rubber.

Chief Minister Of Arunachal Pradesh :Pema Khandu.

The current  governor of  Arunachal Pradesh : BD Mishra.

2. SRiX Agri-Business Academy is India’s first agri and food business online learning platform and was launched at SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) Campus, Warangal city

The things you should remember that

It is an Indo-UK collaborative initiative.

And this is India’s first agri and food business online learning platform which has launched in Warangal city of Telangana.

Telangana’s chief minister is K. Chandrashekar Rao


The Governor of Telangana is E. S. L. Narasimhan.


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3. ‘Soura Jalanidhi’ a Agriculture scheme recently launched by Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha .

Purpose of the scheme : to increase use of solar energy and helping farmers in their irrigation.

Things to be Remember related this scheme :

Under the scheme solar pumps will be provided to farmers at a subsidy of 90 per cent.
Farmers applicable for this scheme belonging to small and marginal categories having minimum 0.5 acres of cultivable land.

4.The International Conference on Organic Farming and Our Future Food System took place on Friday 12 October 2018.

5.Agricultural scientist Prof. M.S. Swaminathan will be honored with the ICFA’s first-ever World Agriculture Prize.

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Agriculture current affairs October 2018

Agriculture current affairs October 2018.

Hey Agri update members as you know that Sikkim declared became India’s first fully organic state in the year 2016 So here I’m going to talk more about about it.

1. Recently in month of October UN Food & Agriculture Organisation awards Sikkim for becoming world’s first totally organic agriculture state.

Sikkim won this Award by beating 25 countries

And one thing also important is that Brazil, Denmark and Equador won Silver

2.India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery will be going to set up in Odisha where ethanol will be produced from rice straw.

3.Recently The 11th edition of Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 started in New Delhi from October 24 ( 2 Days Summit )

Things to be Remember About This Summit :

Theme of this Summit : “Connecting Farmers to Market”

Agriculture leadership award given every year in this Summit and this Agriculture Leadership Awards were instituted in 2008.

And one of the most important thing is that The awards jury was chaired by pioneer of India’s Green Revolution MS Swaminathan.

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4. the 5th edition of the Women of India Organic Festival on October 26 held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi

5.and the Alphonso mango from region of Maharashtra received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag,

The king of mangoes, Alphonso, better known as ‘Hapus’ In Maharashtra.

Remember :
Darjeeling Tea was the first product in India to get GI tag in 2004.

Geographical Indications of Goods(Registration and Protection) Act, passed in 1999.

6. Recently The famous Shahi litchi of North Bihar has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag

India’s 60% litchi produced from bihar

So I have informed you about

Agriculture current affairs October 2018.

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