Panel for action against farmers using herbicides on GM mustard

Backgroud The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee’s (GEAC) sub-committee has drafted several recommendations on GM mustard before it approved the crop for commercial release. These included a proposal for legal action on farmers using the glufosinate-based herbicide (Basta) on the crop unless otherwise approved by the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee. Anti-GM activists question how… Read More Panel for action against farmers using herbicides on GM mustard

SC gives government six months to show results of PM’s crop insurance scheme

In News The Supreme Court gave the central government six months time to demonstrate the gains of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana on the ground level as it observed that a serious issue like this could not be dealt with overnight. PIL on Scheme The petitioner NGO Citizens Resource and Action and Initiative seeking compensation to… Read More SC gives government six months to show results of PM’s crop insurance scheme

India & Cyprus sign Work Plan for 2017–18 in the Agriculture Sector

India and Cyprus here today signed Work Plan for 2017–18 to implement an already singed MOU for cooperation in the agriculture sector. Key Facts As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two countries have decided to work in joint research projects, conduct training/exchange programmes for scientists and experts working in specific agri-fields. It also… Read More India & Cyprus sign Work Plan for 2017–18 in the Agriculture Sector

PM launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation, Phase-1 (Link 2) of the SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) Yojana, at Botad. Also laid the Foundation Stone of Phase 2 (Link 2) of the SAUNI Yojana. The project envisages to channel the floodwater, which otherwise overflows the Narmada dam during monsoon and drains into the sea. SAUNI (Saurashtra… Read More PM launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana