What do you understand by sustainable sugar Initiative

October 27, 2015

Model Answer: SSI was jointly launched by ICRISAT and WWF to reduce and optimize the use of water and other inputs in sugarcane production. It is a system of various practices and principles including using single budded sets from healthy mother cane instead of 2/3 budded sets for raising nursery, to get higher percentage of

   

There has been a long pending demand for the complete

October 27, 2015

Hint Answer: Currently, there is a partial decontrol of sugar with abolition of levy sugar system;  dismantling of monthly release mechanism. However, full decontrol of the sugar has not been possible this issue has political ramifications and can put the governments in immediate danger of collapse. The output of sugarcane is uncertain akin to many

   

What are the major regions of sugarcane production in

October 27, 2015

Model Answer: Sugarcane is produced in both tropical and subtropical regions in three distinct regions as follows: Sutlej-Ganga plain from Punjab to Bihar containing 51% of the total area and 60% of the country’s total production. The black soil belt from Maharashtra to Tamil Nadu along the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. Coastal Andhra

   

What do you understand by Roundtable sustainable Palm

October 27, 2015

Model Answer: The rise in global demand of palm oil has led to higher production and higher global acreage under its production at the costs of forests. Deforestation, loss of biodiversity, loss of ecosystem services, misuse of pesticides are some of the key issues created by increase in production and demand of oil palm. The

   

“The answer to alarming import dependency in edible

October 27, 2015

The import bill for edible oil is around $10 billion, and it is India’s third-highest overseas spending after oil and gold, causing fiscal implications such as widening of Current Account deficit, depletion of foreign exchange etc. This problem can be overcome either by increasing production of oilseeds or by promoting of such a crop with