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  • Direct Seeding of Rice

    Why in News Due to labour shortage in two granary states of Punjab and Haryana, farmers are now being encouraged to adopt ‘Direct Seeding of...

    14 May 2020 Food Security

  • Use of TB Drugs on Crops

    Why in News Recently, the Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has recommended to ban...

    12 May 2020 Food Security

  • Locusts Appeared Early in Rajasthan

    Why in News Recently, scientists at the Locust Warning Organisation (LWO) observed groups of desert locusts at Sri Ganganagar and Jaisalmer...

    09 May 2020 Food Security

  • Food Crisis Amid Covid-19

    Why in News According to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), the number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double...

    22 Apr 2020 Food Security

  • National Conference on Kharif Crops 2020

    Why in News Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare addressed the National Conference on Kharif Crops 2020 through a...

    17 Apr 2020 Food Security

  • Madhuban Gajar: Biofortified Variety

    Why in News Madhuban Gajar, a biofortified carrot variety, is benefitting more than 150 local farmers in Junagadh, Gujarat. It is being planted...

    09 Apr 2020 Food Security

  • Second Edition of Eat Right Mela

    Why in News Recently, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare inaugurated the 2nd edition of Eat Right Mela in New Delhi. Key Points Eat...

    27 Dec 2019 Food Security

  • Locust Invasion in Gujarat

    Why in News The migratory insect - locust has swarmed the northern parts of Gujarat, causing significant damage to agriculture. The locusts,...

    26 Dec 2019 Food Security

  • Packaged Foods Breach Salt and Fat Limits

    Why in News According to a recent analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an array of packaged snacks and fast foods breach safe...

    18 Dec 2019 Food Security

  • Revamping the Agricultural Sector

    This article is based on the “New Approach to Agriculture Sector” which was published in Livemint on 02/12/2019. It highlights the...

    04 Dec 2019 Food Security

  • Seed Bill

    This article is based on “The Seed Bill must be tweaked for better results” which was published in The Hindu Business Line on...

    03 Dec 2019 Food Security

  • Golden Rice

    Why in News Bangladesh is to be the first country to approve golden rice planting in the country. Golden rice is a genetically modified variety...

    25 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • International Seed Treaty

    Why in News The eighth session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being...

    12 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • Cropping Patterns and Major Crops of India: Part Two

    Major Cash Crops Sugarcane Temperature: Between 21-27°C with hot and humid climate. Rainfall: Around 75-100 cm. Soil Type: Deep rich...

    04 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • Cropping Patterns and Major Crops of India: Part One

    Two-thirds of India’s population is engaged in agricultural activities. It is a primary activity, which produces food grains and raw materials...

    02 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • Minimum Support Price

    The Government has hiked the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the marketing season 2020-21, after decision was taken at a meeting of...

    25 Oct 2019 Food Security

  • Climate Change Affecting Banana Cultivation

    According to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change, 10 leading banana producer countries including India- the largest producer &...

    06 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • One Nation One Ration Card Scheme

    With effect from 1st October 2019, two new clusters, Kerala and Karnataka and Rajasthan and Haryana, will join the initiative of inter-state...

    04 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • Food Wastage and its Impact

    According to the report “Reducing Food Loss and Waste” by the World Resources Institute (WRI), uneaten food is impacting the economy and...

    03 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • In Depth - Blue Revolution

    The Vice-President on 30th August 2019, inaugurated the fifth edition of the Aqua Aquaria India in Hyderabad. It is an event that is held every...

    03 Sep 2019 Food Security

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