Want to know what is going on in the agricultural sector of India? Here’s a round-up of the top 10 news.
1. India’s Agricultural And Processed Food Export Grown In Past 10 Years
As per data by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), India’s agricultural and processed food export has grown at a steady pace. In the past 10 years, it has grown to ₹15,30,50 crore in 2020-21 from ₹83,484 crore in 2011-12. The non-basmati rice has emerged as India’s top export item. Read more here.
2. Agri Exports Sees A Surge In During Pandemic
As per the data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, the export of agricultural commodities witnessed a surge of 34.86% during the corona pandemic period between 2020-21. The data shows that Gujarat tops the list of states for agri commodities export followed by Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Read more here.
3. Free Training For Entrepreneurship At National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
Central Government has selected GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) of Hyderabad as the nodal training institution (NTI) to provide free training for entrepreneurship to agriculture and allied stream graduates. This will be done under a new course at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management. Every batch will be of 35 students and they will undergo training for 45-days at NTI. Read more here.
4. AYUSH Minister Meets Expert Group To Discuss Agriculture-Driven Growth In North East
AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal met an expert group comprising agripreneurs and academicians to discuss possibilities around agriculture-driven growth in the North East region. The main focus was on the farming community as they discussed the existing farming methods and their economic as well as ecological viability. Read more here.
5. Chilli Growers In Tiruvallur Opt For Pesticide-Free Method
Chilli cultivators in the Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu are opting for pesticide-free methods for cultivation. The farmers are cultivating a new variety of chillies – US 341 through the Integrated Horticultural Development Scheme. As it is a new variety, the Nalla Keerai organisation is hand-holding the farmers to grow the crop. They are using a mix of punga and neem oil to control pests. Read more here.
6. Andhra Pradesh Ranks No. 1 in GGI ranking For Agriculture and Allied Sectors
As per the latest Good Governance Index (GGI) ranking, Andhra Pradesh has topped in ranking for agriculture and allied sectors. The state government has linked the data of all the farmers with Rythu Bharosa Kendras which has helped them to implement welfare schemes including free crop insurance in the state. Read more here.
7. Kerala Horticultural Products Development Corporation Procures Veggies From Tenkasi
The Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (Horticorp) has procured vegetables from six farmer-producer organisations(FPOs) in the Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu. Horticorp has signed an agreement with a group of seven Tenkasi FPOs for direct procurement. This procurement is being done to control the price rise in the State. Read more here.
8. Need To Adopt Drone Technology For More Yields: Punjab Minister
The Punjab Agriculture minister Randeep Singh Nabha has said it is very important to adopt drone technology if we want to increase the agricultural produce. Other than this artificial intelligence should also be adopted. This will decrease the input cost of the farmers and help them save money and time. Read more here.
9. ‘Ek Zilla Do Udpad Yojana’ And Cluster-Based Agriculture In Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the state government is encouraging cluster-based agriculture along with ‘ek zila do udpad’ yojana as this will benefit a lot of farmers. The government has set up farm machinery so that small, marginal and women farmers from remote areas can access agricultural machinery. Read more here.
10. Account Import Feature To Ease Mandi Accounting With ChargeERP!
ChargeERP, the easiest, fastest, and most secure mandi accounting software from Bijak has brought in a new feature of Account Import. With this feature, a user can upload records of their old customers or suppliers with a single click in their ChargeERP account. They just need to download the sample report and accordingly format the record. Certain fields such as business name, account type, opening balance, debit/credit are mandatory. They also have the option to overwrite existing account (in case of duplicate account name) or purge all previous data and create a new account.