Feb , 2021, Volume : 2 Article : 1

Agricultural News Updates February 2021

Author : Subrata Gorain and Sougata Bhattacharjee


ü  The heroes of Indian agriculture: Four farmers has been honoured with the Padma Shri Award

ü  FAO launches the UN’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

ü  Apna Godam Platform’: Country`s First Online Mandi Starts in Rajasthan

ü  GI tag has been sought for India’s costliest mushroom in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir

ü  Gujarat government renames the dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’

ü  IFFCO tops in the list of world’s top 300 cooperatives

ü  India’s per capita GDP drops by 8.7% in 2020-21: First advance estimates

ü  Arunachal Pradesh as First State to obtain Organic Certification for Kiwi

ü  Government of Jammu and Kashmir recommended 6 agriculture products for GI tagging

ü  Vietnam buys Indian rice for the first time in decades

ü  US bans imports of cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region

ü  e-agricultural spot market platform launched by BSE

ü  Govt. hikes MSP of milling copra by Rs 375, ball copra up Rs 300 per quintal

ü  Agriculture Ministry proposes Rs 19,000 crore plan for edible oil

ü  Srishti Goswami, B.Sc. Agriculture student from Haridwar, become ‘Uttarakhand CM’ for one day

ü  Challenging Star Darshan become the brand ambassador of Karnataka State of Agriculture Department

ü  Cost effective cow dung-based paint launched by Nitin Gadkari

ü  Scientists have revealed how crop roots penetrate hard soil

ü  China exporting GM corn

ü  Alternate heat source designed by Cornell University experts

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