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NCFC Celebrates Completion of first year of Operations
Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre completed one year of operation on 23.04.2013. In order to commemorate this occasion and to take a stock of progress so far and plan of action, a function was organized on April 30, 2013 followed by a Workshop on Crop Forecasting and Drought Assessment. The function was followed by 10th meeting of NNRMS Standing Committee on Agriculture. Secretary (A&C) presided over the function and meeting. Special Secretary and Principal Advisor of DAC also attended the event along with senior scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation. Senior officers from State Agriculture Departments, State Remote Sensing Centres, IMD and ICAR were also present.
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3rd Advance Estimates of Food Grains, Oilseeds & Other
Commercial Crops for the Year 2012-13.(English Version)
Third Advanced Estimates of Food-grain Production in India were released on February 8. As per this, total food-grain production in India during the crop-year 2012-13 is likely to be a little more than 255.36 million tonne. Corresponding figures for Rice and Wheat alone are likely to be 104.22 and 93.62 million tonne respectively.
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Inviting Public Comments on Proposal for Inclusion of Organic Manure in the Fertiliser Control Order, 1985
The issue of inclusion of various kinds of organic manure in the Fertiliser Control Order, 1985 was discussed in the 39th meeting of the Central Fertiliser Committee. The CFC constituted a technical group for formulation of general specification applicable to all kind of manure irrespective of their source and method of manufacturing. The technical committee recommended the following specifications
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Krishi Karman Awards conferrred under the National Food Security Mission
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 15 January 2013 presented the Krishi Karman Awards for the year 2011-2012 at an award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards were presented to the State Governments for their excellent performance in increasing the production of food grains in their respective states.
Awards in different segments:
|The Awards for Special Contribution to Total Food Grains Production
||Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Nagaland
|Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Rice
|Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Wheat
|Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Coarse Cereals
Ten states namely Punjab, Uttarakhand, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh were presented commendation awards. From the eight awards winning states, for the first time one male and one female farmer were also awarded for their outstanding performance.
Pavilion of Ministry Of Agriculture beens the gold Medal in India International Trade Fair 2012.
The Agriculture Ministry bagged the Gold Medal in the India International Trade Fair, 2012 among the Government Departments. Before this, the Ministry won Chairman (ITPO)’s Award of Excellence in the year 2010 and put up an attractive crowd-pulling pavilion in the year 2011. The theme ‘Technology to the Tiller’ was depicted with attractive models and stalls ranging from micro-irrigation to reefer vans. Another highlight of the pavilion was engrossing and enthralling skit shows.
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