Challenges Facing Dairy Sector in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction World Milk Day was celebrated on 1st June while National Milk day is celebrated on 26th November. Both days recognize the importance of milk for the health and well-being of an individual. Apart from nutritional benefits for health, the dairy sector in India is a crucial source of employment generation and a steady income… Continue reading Challenges Facing Dairy Sector in India – Explained, Pointwise

Dairy Sector in India Needs Urgent Attention

Synopsis: The second wave of pandemic has brutally impacted the dairy sector. There is a reduction in milk demand along with a shortage of livestock feed. The situation is very grim and requires the adoption of robust measures to support the dairy sector. Background: In the first wave, agriculture and allied sectors put up a… Continue reading Dairy Sector in India Needs Urgent Attention

“Classical swine fever” vaccine and “Sheep Pox Vaccine” – Technology transfer done

What is the News? ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute has transferred the Technology for the Classical swine fever(CSF) & Sheep Pox Vaccines to M/s Hester Biosciences through Agrinnovate India Limited. About the technology transfer: ICAR-IVRI has developed both the CSF vaccine and Sheep pox vaccine. But to provide commercialisation and build sustainable public-private partnerships ICAR-IVRI decided… Continue reading “Classical swine fever” vaccine and “Sheep Pox Vaccine” – Technology transfer done

Union Minister inaugurates “e-SANTA Marketplace”

What is the News? The Union Commerce and Industry Minister virtually inaugurated e-SANTA. About e-SANTA: e-SANTA stands for Electronic Solution for Augmenting NaCSA farmer’s trade-in Aquaculture. Purpose: e-SANTA is an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and buyers. Further, The platform will also act as an alternative marketing tool between farmers &… Continue reading Union Minister inaugurates “e-SANTA Marketplace”

“Shaphari Scheme” – Centre to Certify Shrimp Farms

What is the News?  Marine Products Export Development Authority(MPEDA) launches a certification scheme for aquaculture called the “Shaphari Scheme”. About Shaphari Scheme: Shaphari is a Sanskrit word that means the superior quality of fishery products suitable for human consumption. Purpose: It is an Antibiotics free Certification Scheme. It certifies hatcheries and farms for the production… Continue reading “Shaphari Scheme” – Centre to Certify Shrimp Farms

Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED

What is the News? The Union Agriculture Minister has launched the “MadhuKranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED. About MadhuKranti portal: Madhukranti portal is an initiative of the National Bee Board under the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission. Purpose: The purpose is to develop an online registration to achieve a traceability source of Honey and… Continue reading Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED

White Revolution in India and Women Empowerment

Synopsis: Dairy cooperatives models adopted by India during  Operation Flood improved women development in India Introduction: Women dairy farmers’ contribution to India’s white revolution is immense. That itself is a great reason for India to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. What is the White revolution? Firstly, Operation Flood led to the White revolution. It aimed… Continue reading White Revolution in India and Women Empowerment

KVIC launches “Project REHAB”

What is the News? Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) has launched a unique project called Project REHAB (Reducing Elephant – Human Attacks using Bees). About Project REHAB: Under this project, bee boxes would get used as a fence to prevent the attack of elephants. Aim: The aim is to create “bee-fences” to mitigate human– elephant… Continue reading KVIC launches “Project REHAB”

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund

About Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development (AHIDF) is a Central Sector Scheme. It was launched by the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Dairying. Aim: To facilitate incentivization of investments for Dairy processing and value addition infrastructure Meat processing and value addition infrastructure and Animal Feed Plant. Objectives: To help increase… Continue reading Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund

TIFAC launches SAKSHAM Portal and Seaweed Mission

What is the news? Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) celebrated its 34th Foundation Day. The theme of the Foundation day was: “Technology, Innovation and Economy for Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. About TIFAC: It is an autonomous technology think tank under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology. It was… Continue reading TIFAC launches SAKSHAM Portal and Seaweed Mission