Rajasthan Agriculture: New Development & Initiatives

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Considered a dry desert state, Rajasthan is actually, a leading producer of oilseeds and food grain. It is the largest producer of moth beans and third largest producer of pulses and wheat. Additionally, Rajasthan is the second largest producer of milk in the country. Rajasthan Government aims to double farmers’ income by 2022 and has taken various initiatives to transform the state’s agricultural landscape of state by increasing efficiency, reducing costs Continue Reading

Gram: Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet 2016

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‘GRAM’ is an international event which is being organized from 9 to 11 November at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC) at Sitapura in the Pink City. It is jointly organized by the Government of Rajasthan and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Israel is the partner country for the event. Objectives of GRAM: Farmer Empowerment Showcase Agri-Innovations Marketing Tie-Ups Joint Ventures Technology Transfers International Investments Business Continue Reading

Dragon Fruit farming in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan State government is trying to integrate traditional agriculture with allied forms of farming. Fruit cultivation is a major focus area and the government aims to double area under fruit cultivation in the next five years. Working on the line, researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Agriculture (CoEA) in Jaipur hope to start transfer of dragon fruit saplings by this fiscal-end to farmers. Dragon fruit or Pitaya is native Continue Reading

Date Palm farming in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan government aspires to double farmers income by 2022 through new initiatives like organic farming and cultivation of horticulture crops like Olives, Citrus fruits and Date Palm. With agriculture in the state being primarily rain-fed, especially in the arid Western and Northern regions, the Rajasthan government has been encouraging farmers to cultivate exotic plant species like olive, jojoba, dragon fruit and date palms that need comparatively less water and have potential Continue Reading

Custard Apple: New Variety debuts in Rajasthan

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Despite its semi-arid conditions, Rajasthan is the sixth largest producer of citrus fruits, fourth largest producer of orange and eighth largest producer of pomegranate in India, according to Rajasthan Horticulture Board (RHB). Now, a new variety of custard apple (Sitaphal), bigger in size than the ones present in Rajasthan, is being studied by the agriculture department for cultivating it on a bigger scale in the desert state. Custard apple, a rich Continue Reading

Olive Cultivation in Rajasthan

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Progressive farming in Rajasthan through Olive cultivation State Horticulture Department of Rajasthan government had initiated the olive cultivation project with technical support from Israel in 2008. Seeing the ample possibilities, the state government formed the Rajasthan Olive Cultivation Ltd (ROCL) in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. ROCL was incorporated on 19.4.2007 under the Company Act, 1956. Olive cultivation in Rajasthan is at present spread over 800 hectares, of which 182 hectares is Continue Reading

Agri Tourism in Rajasthan

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In a new initiative labelled as Agri Tourism, Rajasthan Government is preparing to host tourists on fields to provide a complete hands-on farming experience. The initiative will introduce agriculture tourism in the state, developing both food parks and encouraging farmers to develop their farm fields. Linking the tourism sector to agriculture has the ability to rejuvenate and inject resources for both sectors. Agri tourism will give tourists an attractive option to witness Continue Reading

Livestock of Rajasthan

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Livestock of Rajasthan: An Introduction: Service Sector majorly drives economy of Rajasthan but agriculture and allied activities continues to be chief source of livelihood in rural region. 55% of total area of Rajasthan is desert and so livestock is the main source of livelihood. Other than providing source of livelihood, livestock also provides food security and insurance against poverty. Development of livestock sector has a significant beneficial impact in generating Continue Reading

Rajasthan Agriculture: Crops: Snapshot

Different types of crops, their sowing seasons, area under cultivation under different crops, maximum crop production are all important information w.r.t both preliminary and mains of RAS Examination. In this post, I have attached tables with brief & most important details with regard to crop production in Rajasthan. Crops produced in Kharif Season: Crops Produced in Rabi Season: The data has been combined from: Agriculture Ministry, Rajasthan, taking into account Continue Reading