The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) on 7th May 2021 dispatched the Banganapalle mangoes in export consignment, which is a Geographical Indication (GI) registered product. The step was part of the Union government’s initiative to promote export of agricultural products having GI recognition.
About Banganapalle Mangoes
Banaganapalli Mangoes is a mango variety produced in Banaganapalle of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2017, under horticultural products by Geographical Indication Registry.
About geographical indication (GI)
geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
About Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an Apex-Export Trade Promotion Active government body set up by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India under the Agriculture and Processed Food products Export Development Authority. The Act was passed by Parliament in December 1985.
The programme titled ‘Enhancing climate resilience of India’s coastal communities’ is being funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Under this Programme the A.P Government have launched the works pertaining to the restoration of 5,000 hectares of mangrove cover in the Krishna and Godavari estuaries and 200 hectares of salt marshes as part of the five-year project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The landscapes are Telineelapuram bird migratory habitation (Srikakulam), Coringa Wildlife sanctuary (East Godavari), Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary and Bantumilli wetlands (Krishna), Pulicat Lake and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary (Nellore).
About Green Climate Fund
The Green Climate Fund is a fund established within the framework of the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
Sources : The Hindu
The President of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, appointed Shri Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana as 48th Chief Justice of India.
About Shri Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana
Born into a family of agriculturists in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Previously, he was a Judge of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.
About Article 124(2)
Article 124(2) states that every judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President of India by warrant under his hand and seal after consultation with such of the judges of the Supreme Court and of the High Courts in the states.
Government of Andhra Pradesh on 24th April 2021 credited ₹1,109 crore directly into the accounts of 1.02 crore women belonging to the self-help groups as interest reimbursement under the ‘YSR Sunna Vaddi’ scheme.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on 20th April 2021 launched the YSR Zero Interest Loan scheme to reduce input cost and financial assistance to the farmer. For 2019 - 20 Kharif crop paid 128 crores as interest subvention amount directly into farmer account.
About YSR Zero Interest Loan scheme
Benefits of YSR Zero Interest Loan scheme for farmer are