Bengaluru scientists develop “Arka Shubha variety of Marigold”

What is the News? Indian Institute of Horticultural Research(IIHR) has come out with a new variety of Marigold flower called “Arka Shubha variety of Marigold”. Marigold Flower: It is mostly herbaceous plants belonging to the sunflower family Asteraceae. The flowers are native to the Americas, growing naturally from the southwestern United States into South America.… Continue reading Bengaluru scientists develop “Arka Shubha variety of Marigold”

What are the benefits of “Seaweed Farming”?

What is the news? In Budget 2021, the Finance Minister has proposed to set up a multi-purpose seaweed park in Tamil Nadu. It will be a part of the Seaweed Farming promotion in India. What is Seaweed? It is the name given to the many species of marine algae and plants.  These species grow in… Continue reading What are the benefits of “Seaweed Farming”?

Lumpy skin disease in cattle

News: The Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has been detected in Indian bovines in the State of Tamil Nadu. Facts: Lumpy Skin Disease: It is an infectious disease in cattle caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae, also known as the Neethling virus. Vector: Blood-feeding insects such as mosquitos and flies act as mechanical vectors to spread the… Continue reading Lumpy skin disease in cattle

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Union Minister to launch “Khadi Prakritik Paint” developed by KVIC

News: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways will be launching an innovative new called “Khadi Prakritik Paint”. Facts: Khadi Prakritik Paint: It has been conceptualized by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and later developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, Jaipur (a KVIC unit). Key Characteristics: It is a first-of-its-kind eco-friendly, non-toxic paint with… Continue reading Union Minister to launch “Khadi Prakritik Paint” developed by KVIC

Karnataka’s cow protection bill

Context: The Karnataka’s cow protection bill, like similar laws in other states affects rural economy. Background Recently, Karnataka state’s Vidhan Sabha passed the contentious cattle protection bill that had been passed by the state assembly 10 years ago which could not enter the statute book because the governor refused assent. What are the issues involved?… Continue reading Karnataka’s cow protection bill

E-Gopala App

It is a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers. Features: The app will provide solutions on the aspects of: Managing livestock including buying and selling of disease-free germplasm in all forms (semen, embryos, etc.). Availability of quality breeding services (Artificial Insemination, veterinary first aid, vaccination, treatment, etc.). Guiding farmers… Continue reading E-Gopala App

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana It is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of the fisheries sector in the country as a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Nodal Ministry: Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. Aim: Enhance fish production by an additional 70 lakh tonne and increase… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana