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(A). Agriculture Current Affairs: 2019 – present.
(1). The second advanced estimate of horticulture production
1.1 Horticulture production….
India’s horticulture production is 329.86 million tonnnes in 2020-21.
It is 2.93% over against previous year.
1.2 Fruit production….
The production of fruits is 102.76 million tonnes in 2021 as compared to 102.08 million tonnes in the year 2019-20.
1.3 Vegetable production
The production of vegetables is 196.27 million tonnes.
It is 4.42 % up as compared to the previous year.
1.4 Flower production
The floriculture production declined by 7.17%.
Source: Ministry of agriculture India.
2. The Yellow Water Melon
German multinational and agrochemicals major Bayer has launched the first-ever yellow watermelon variety Yellow Gold 48 in India.
It was released under Seminis brand in India.
It has high yield potential.
3. The Nano Urea Liquid
- It was released by IFFCO.
- 500 ml bottle of the liquid is capable of replacing at least one bag of conventional Urea.
- Yield potential: 8% increase in yield.
4. India’s largest human made forest
Scheme by: Chhattisgarh State Government.
Place: Nandini mines, Durg.
The scheme will convert 2,500 acre of barren land into a natural habitat.
Till now Assam had 1300 acres of largest forest.
5. Fishing Harbour
Nirmala Sitharaman proposed 5 major fishing harbours:
Nirmala Sitharaman on her union budget speech 2021.
6. Mango production 2021
Likely to jump > 4.24%.
(B). Agriculture General Knowledge
1. Ministery of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare
Publication: Agricultural Statistics at a Glance.
Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar is the 31st Union Minister.
2. Crop modification techniques
3. The world’s largest rain forest
Amazon is the world’s largest rain forest.
- Area: 5,500,000 km2.
- Type: Tropical rain forest.
- Countries: Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Colombia, Suriname.
- It is a type of hair.
- Pashmina means wool.
- It is obtained from a breed of sheep (pashmina).