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South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary

2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) in Varanasi.  ISARC | Details Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain. This Centre will be [...]

South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary 2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00

MoU between India and Israel

2017-07-04T07:56:31+00:00

The Union Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India.  Highlights This will benefit the country in conserving water for future generations. The two countries shall work to enhance cooperation at the national, regional and international level to design, implement and monitor a professionally-designed National Water Conservation Campaign in India. Benefits The proposed MoU will help India and Israel to cooperate in water conservation. It would – Put water conservation on the national agenda in India. [...]

MoU between India and Israel 2017-07-04T07:56:31+00:00

Fair and Remunerative Price for Farmers

2017-07-01T11:35:02+00:00

Cabinet approves Fair and Remunerative Price payable by sugar mills for 2017-18 sugar season  Introduction | Fair and Remunerative Price The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for fixing the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane at Rs. 255/- per quintal (qt) for sugar season 2017-18 linked to a basic recovery rate of 9.5% subject to a premium of Rs. 2.68 per qtl for every 0.1%-point increase in recovery above that level. The approved FRP reflects an increase of 10.87% over the FRP of sugar season 2016-17. The FRP [...]

Fair and Remunerative Price for Farmers 2017-07-01T11:35:02+00:00

NITI Aayog – Vision for New India (RSTV debate)

2017-05-04T07:01:24+00:00

Recently the 3rd meeting of the NITI Aayog’s Governing Council was held at Delhi. With an aim to transform India (as called by the Prime Minister), the NITI Aayog has envisioned an aspiring agenda for the country to be achieved by the year 2032. NITI Aayog | Agenda for 2032 As we know that the five-year plans have now been replaced by a three-year action plan which will be sub-part of a 7-year strategy which itself would be a sub-part of realising a 15-year long term vision for the country. The targets set by NITI Aayog for the next 15 years include a [...]

NITI Aayog – Vision for New India (RSTV debate) 2017-05-04T07:01:24+00:00

Fertiliser Subsidy | Phase Out

2017-04-28T12:31:39+00:00

Government of India’s Fertiliser Subsidy bill grosses more than Rs 72,000 crore annually. Despite that, few fertiliser producing units are suffering from losses. Few months back, the Government decided to encourage healthy PSUs to invest and revive three fertiliser units which are on the brink of bankruptcy. Fertiliser Subsidy | Issues with the decision One, without the deregulation of fertiliser prices, the latest step cannot address the longstanding crisis in the fertiliser industry. Two, it does nothing to resolve the problem of grossly imbalanced use of fertilisers in Indian agriculture, which, in turn, is responsible for worsening soil health and stagnant yields. [...]

Fertiliser Subsidy | Phase Out 2017-04-28T12:31:39+00:00

Award Scheme For Dairy Cooperatives | PIB Summary

2017-04-22T08:00:20+00:00

As part of the innovative initiatives under the “White Revolution” umbrella Schemes, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board(NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark” Award Scheme for dairy Cooperatives to promote and encourage enhancement of safety, quality and hygiene of milk and milk products manufactured by dairy cooperatives. National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is in the process of registering the quality mark logo under Trademarks Act, 1998  Award Scheme For Dairy Cooperatives | Objectives It is aimed at bringing about process improvement in the entire value chain from producer to the consumer to ensure [...]

Award Scheme For Dairy Cooperatives | PIB Summary 2017-04-22T08:00:20+00:00

Central Order For Sugar | PIB Summary

2017-04-20T08:05:20+00:00

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the validity of the existing Central Order For Sugar for a further period of six months from. Central Order For Sugar | Objective The main objective of the decision is to enable the State Governments to issue control order with the prior concurrence of Central Government, for fixing stock limits/licensing requirements in respect of sugar, whenever need is felt by them. This is expected to help in the efforts being taken to improve the availability of these commodities to general public at reasonable rates, [...]

Central Order For Sugar | PIB Summary 2017-04-20T08:05:20+00:00

Report On Draft Ganga Act | PIB Summary

2017-04-16T07:32:59+00:00

The committee constituted to prepare draft Ganga Act submitted its report to the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Draft Ganga Act | About the Committee The Chairman of the committee Justice Shri Girdhar Malviya (Retd.) said that it was a big challenge for them but they could meet it successfully. He thanked the officials of Union Water Resources Ministry and National Mission for Clean Ganga for their cooperation to the committee. The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted this committee in July last year to prepare draft Ganga Act. Justice Shri Girdhar Malviya (Retd.) [...]

Report On Draft Ganga Act | PIB Summary 2017-04-16T07:32:59+00:00

Oil Palm Area And Production In India | PIB Summary

2017-04-13T07:42:59+00:00

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved measures to increase oil palm area and production in India.  These include – Relaxation of land ceiling limit for oil palm cultivation under NMOOP (National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm). The Cabinet approved relaxation in restrictions for providing assistance to more than 25-hectare area also under NMOOP to attract corporate bodies towards oil palm and derive maximum benefit of 100% FDI. Revision of norms of assistance under Mini Mission-II of NMOOP. The Cabinet further gave its approval to revise the norms of assistance mainly for planting materials, [...]

Oil Palm Area And Production In India | PIB Summary 2017-04-13T07:42:59+00:00

Fertiliser Subsidy Reforms | RSTV

2017-03-31T07:05:36+00:00

Government of India has decided to fast track the implementation of the Direct Benefit Transfer system for payment of fertiliser subsidy to farmers. From the upcoming Kharif season beginning from June, Rs 70,000 crore fertiliser subsidy (budgeted for 2017-18) will be distributed to companies based on the actual sales to farmers taken on point of sale machines installed at nearly 2 lakh retail points throughout India. This would be a substantial change from the present system in which the firms are paid subsidy on the fertiliser receipt at the terminus point or any approved godown of the district. Until October 2012, the companies were [...]

Fertiliser Subsidy Reforms | RSTV 2017-03-31T07:05:36+00:00

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