Quinoa processing units and Nanotechnology Pesticides

Quinoa - Nanotechnology Pesticides

Two new recent updates w.r.t initiatives for doubling farmer income by state government. Quinoa processing units to be established in Udaipur & Tonk State Agriculture department in Rajasthan has entered into an agreement with a private company, according to which, two quinoa processing units will be set up in the state (Udaipur & Tonk) and quinoa will be bought back from farmers. As per official data, quinoa is being cultivated on Continue Reading

Food Processing Industries in Rajasthan

Food Processing Industries in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is India’s largest state by area (342,239 square kilometers and 10.4% of India’s total area). The state, with its diverse agro-climatic conditions is richly endowed with the cultivation of a variety of crops. Agriculture & allied activities make up for 24% of the State’s GDP, with 62% of total working population of the State dependent on this for livelihood. Together, Rajasthan has good scope for food processing Industries. Major strength Continue Reading

Land Holding Pattern in Rajasthan

Number of Land holding

The agricultural census collects Primary and Secondary data on structure of operational holdings by different size classes and social groups in the state. Operational Holding refers to all land which is used wholly or partly for agricultural production and is operated as one technical unit by one person alone or with others without regard to the title, legal form, size or location. Based on Size, there are five kinds of Land Holdings in Continue Reading

Rajasthan Horticulture Outlook

Rajasthan Horticulture Outlook

Agriculture and allied sector is the backbone of the State’s economy and contributes around 24% to the GSDP. Nearly 75% of the population on of the State resides in the rural areas and about 62% depends on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood. Rajasthan is also a key state in terms of production of horticultural produce, particularly spices, medicinal and aromatic plants. The State contributes around 10% to India’s Continue Reading

Land Use pattern of Rajasthan

Land use pattern of Rajasthan

Land use pattern of an area affects vegetation, land quality, local weather and quality of life. It is very important to understand the land use pattern of any area and the dynamics of its shift overtime. This determines the ensuing per unit load on agriculture land, forest land, periphery areas to cities and factors responsible for land degradation. The land use pattern of a region determines the ecological balance in Continue Reading