Want to know what is going on in the agricultural sector of India? Here’s a weekly round-up of the top 10 news.
1. Stockists Declare 30.97 Lakh Pulses Stock On Govt. Portal
The food and consumer affairs ministry said value-chain participants in the pulses industry have declared 30.97 lakh tons of pulses stock on a government portal. This data can be used to ensure a smooth supply of the commodity at affordable rates. In July this year, the ministry had directed states to ensure stockists, millers and traders provide details of the pulses stock they are holding on a given date. Read more here.
2. September Rains Damage 12% Of Kharif Crops In Maharashtra
Heavy rains caused by Cyclone Gulab have damaged standing crops of soya bean, cotton, onion, and urad in many places including Maharashtra. It’s the time when the country is looking forward to new crops to tame commodity inflation. Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the formation of Cyclone Shaheen along the Gujarat coast in the next 48 hours, which would continue to pour water along the western coast. Read more here.
3. PM Modi Launches 35 Crop Varieties To Address Climate Change & Malnutrition
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 35 crop varieties with special traits. These crops are developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address the twin challenges of climate change and malnutrition. The crops include drought-tolerant chickpea, early maturing varieties of soybean, disease-resistant varieties of rice, and biofortified varieties of wheat, pearl millet, and maize. Read more here.
4. Tea Research Institute To Sign Research MoU With Patanjali
Tea Research Institute will collaborate with Patanjali on advanced research to extract several chemical compounds from tea leaves and seeds. These compounds are going to be utilized in medicines, cosmetics, and wellness products. Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. stated that they will work with the Industries and Commerce Department for promoting medicinal plantations in Assam. Read more here.
5. UP Hikes Sugarcane Purchase Price By ₹25 Per Quintal
Only a few months ahead of the upcoming 2022 Assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announced a ₹25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane. Elaborating about the benefits, he added that this will enable the sugarcane farmers to increase their income by 8%. This step will be a transformation in the lives of 45 lakh farmers. Read more here.
6. IFFCO’s Nano Urea Technology To Bring Revolution In Agriculture Sector
In the National Cooperative Conference, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appreciated the fertilizer cooperative IFFCO for using nanotechnology to make IFFCO nano urea liquid. He termed this as a new revolution in the agriculture sector. Also, he added that the entire cooperative community is appreciating this noble effort to change the agriculture sector for the benefit of farmers. Read more here.
7. Rural Demand To Get ₹10,700 Crore Boost From Bumper Crops
According to a report, rural demand is expected to get around ₹11,000 crore boost from the Kharif harvest. The agriculture ministry projects a good crop in the first advance estimates for the Kharif season at over 150 million tons. Along with that, the government had also increased the MSP of all Kharif crops by 1% -5% with tur, urad, groundnut, jowar, and bajra getting the upper end of these new prices. Read more here.
8. Agriculture Minister Launches ‘Amul Honey’ to Increase Income Of Farmers
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced ‘Amul Honey’, a product of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd on 28th September. The product was launched in collaboration with the ‘National Bee Board (NBB).’ Tomar said that it is important to connect small farmers with other dimensions of agriculture, such as beekeeping to enhance their revenue. Read more here.
9. CCI Distributes 5543 Kapas Plucker Machines To Farmers
The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has so far distributed 5543 Kapas Plucker machines of ₹4 crores to marginal & small farmers. The activity has taken place in all the cotton-growing states under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The handheld Kapas Plucker machine is a lightweight machine with a pair of rollers inside having small edged teeth on their outer periphery and is operated by a lightweight 12 volt. Read more here.
10. Now Backup & Restore Data On ChargeERP!
ChargeERP, the easiest, fastest, and most secure mandi accounting software from Bijak has recently added a ‘Backup & Restore’ feature on their platform. ‘Backup & Restore’ section in the ‘Settings’ tab allows commission agents to save their data over the cloud and restore it in case of data loss accidents. They can also choose to take ‘Automatic Backup’ or ‘Manual Backup’ as per their requirements.