Do you know what’s happening in the Indian agricultural sector? Here we are with a weekly round-up of top 10 news.
1. Centre Hikes Sugarcane FRP, Rules Out Raising Sugar Price
The Centre hiked the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane by ₹5 per quintal to ₹290 per quintal for 2021-22 (October-September) sugar season. FRP is the minimum price that mills have to pay to sugarcane growers. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) held on 25 August. On the other hand, the sale price of sugar in market has not been increased. Read more here.
2. Cotton Fabric Which Can Capture Air Pollutants Developed By IIT Delhi
Researchers at IIT Delhi have developed a modified cotton fabric that can capture harmful air pollutants like particulate matter and other toxic compounds. ZIF-8@CM Cotton and ZIF-67@CM are Zeolite Imidazolate Framework (ZIF)-modified functionalized fabrics that can be used as protective garments against indoor and outdoor air pollution. Read more here.
3. UP Government To Provide Agri Machines to Over 50000 Farmers
More than 50000 farmers of UP will be able to get agricultural machines at subsidized rates through the grant provided by the State Government. These machines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. The state government said that through online booking they will make sure that the right person is availing the benefits of this scheme. Also, they have assured that there will be no changes in the cost of equipment later on. Read more here.
4. Govt Allows Poultry Sector To Import 12 Lakh Tons Of GM Soy Meal
The government allowed the import of 12 lakh tones of Genetically Modified (GM) soy meal till 31st October to start supply in domestic markets. This has happened when the Environment Ministry (MoEF) has shown a green flag to this poultry feed as it has nothing to harm the environment. This is going to benefit poultry farmers and fishermen who have been badly affected after the soy meal prices surge. Read more here.
5. Telangana Government Transfers ₹31 Crore In Farmers’ Accounts
As part of the continuing waiver of agricultural debts up to ₹50,000, the Telangana government transferred ₹275.31 crores into the accounts of 94,695 farmers. In one day alone, a sum of ₹63.05 crores was credited into the accounts of 20,663 farmers. According to Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy, the whole loan waiver cash would be transferred into the accounts of farmers by August 30. Read more here.
6. High-Yielding Cassava, Chinese Potato Introduced To Farmers
The Thiruvananthapuram-based Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) has demonstrated the capacity of a new high-yielding and pest-resistant variety of cassava and Chinese potato (Sirukizhangu) by planting these varieties in two villages in the district. With the success of this experiment, a good number of farmers have opted to cultivate these tubers in their farms. Read more here.
7. Haryana Government To Provide Subsidy for Cultivation of Horticulture Crops
With the aim of making the farmers self-reliant and promoting environmental protection, the Haryana government is trying to plant more and more saplings. The state government is providing a 50 % subsidy to farmers under the National Horticulture Mission. Haryana Government believes that farmers should start adopting modern farming so that their incomes can be increased. Read more here.
8. Vellore Goes For Bamboo Plantation In Parks To Boost Oxygen Levels
In an effort to boost oxygen levels in residential areas, the Vellore Corporation has started to plant bamboo seeds in all the parks within its jurisdiction. Corporation officials said that each bamboo tree would generate over 300 kg of oxygen every year. It also has the capacity to absorb 80 tons of carbon dioxide per acre every year. Read more here.
9. Department Of Cooperation to Open Direct Procurement Centers
The Tamil Nadu government is planning to open direct procurement centers in all districts through the Department of Cooperation as announced by the Minister for Cooperation I. Periasamy in the Assembly. In 19 districts, 68 direct procurement centers are planned to be set up through the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies that will be expanded later. Read more here.
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