Want to know what is going on in the agricultural sector of India? Here’s a round-up of the top 10 news.
1. Drenched Paddy Becomes A Problem For Farmers
Due to unexpected rains in recent days, large stocks of paddy have got drenched in Adilabad. Now farmers are looking to the state government for help. They want the government to purchase their damaged paddy. Farmers are left with no choice and now are drying their paddy under the sun. Currently, officials are offering ₹1,960 for Grade 1 paddy and ₹1,940 for Grade 2 paddy. There’s no official statement from the mandi officials on whether they will buy the wet paddy or not. Read more here.
2. Great Opportunities For Wheat Farmers Of Madhya Pradesh
The international market is suffering from a shortage of wheat. The supply has been badly hampered but it has created new opportunities for the wheat farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Now they are being contacted for direct export of wheat. The farmers are getting as much as 25% more than the actual Minimum Support Price (MSP). Currently, the farmers are getting upto ₹2400- ₹2,500 per quintal against the ₹2,015 MSP. Read more here.
3. Farmers Request NAFED To Buy Onions For ₹30/kg
The onion farmers of Nashik have asked the National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) to buy onions from them at the rate of ₹30/kg. Due to the price rise in seeds, fertilizers, and other farming activities, the cost of onion production has increased to ₹20/kg. If farmers sell their produce below ₹20/kg they will face huge losses. Currently, NAFED is paying only ₹12/kg for the onions they are buying from the Nasik APMC. Read more here.
4. With ‘Paddy Fest’ Farmers Will Learn Modern Cultivation Techniques
A ‘Paddy Fest’ will be hosted at Centenary Hall in Palayamkottai, Madurai. The aim of this fest is to teach the local farmers about modern cultivation techniques. They will learn about the techniques which are being followed globally and which have given good results to farmers. The prime objective of the fest is to show farmers how to get attractive yields of this water-intensive crop by using less water, manure and chemical fertilizers. Read more here.
5. Damp Weather Causing Trouble For Coconut Farmers
For the past few weeks, the Tiruppur region is having damp weather. This is causing discoloration or fungi in the crop. Due to these faults, the coconut procurement centre officials are rejecting around 30% of the produce. In this district alone, there are 62,000 hectares of coconut farms that produce 1.03 crore coconuts. Tiruppur Market Committee has already extended the procurement deadline till July 31 and has set a target of 10,000 tons. However, due to faulty produce, farmers are still not able to sell it properly. Read more here.
6. Bihar: Organic Farming Model Fails To Impress Farmers
In the Union Budget of 2022, the government has encouraged and emphasized organic farming. Bihar took a step towards this initiative and launched an organic farming model in 13 districts – Patna, Buxar, Bhojpur, Saran, Vaishali, Samastipur, Khagaria, Begusarai, Lakhisarai, Bhagalpur, Munger, Katihar and Nalanda. However, this model failed as there are no good buyers for organic produce. Farmers are not getting good prices and are forced to sell at low prices. Read more here.
7. Odisha Farmers Requested Authorities To Start Water Supply
On Tuesday the Indravati project for rabi irrigation stopped. For this season the project was programmed to irrigate 18,680 hectares. Due to the low rainfall, affected canal farmers were advised to take up short-duration paddy. However, there are still many farmers whose crops are still in the flowering-to-dough stage and they require water for that. The farmers are requesting a week’s worth of water for irrigation. The officials said that they are looking into this matter and might give water supply for a few days on the farmer’s appeal. Read more here.
8. Sugar Factories To Pay Farmers Dues Of ₹ 1,435.94 Crores
On Wednesday the Sugar Minister Shankar Patil said that sugar factories will have to make payments due to the sugarcane farmers. The due amount is around ₹1,435.94 crores. The actual payment amount reached around ₹2,389.94 crores in April but after official notices were issued to the factories by sugar commissioner, ₹954 crores were paid to the farmers. The government has ordered the factories to pay back the farmers at the earliest. Read more here.
9. 75 Indian Villages To Work With Israeli Cooperation
Following the Indo-Israel cooperation, 75 Indian villages will work with Israeli cooperation to mark the 75th Independence anniversary. Both the countries are celebrating 30 years of establishing diplomatic relations. Israel’s officials are planning to establish Centers of Excellence (CoE) in different parts of India. Currently, there are 29 Centers of Excellence in India and the Israeli officials will open more in 75 villages as part of their next action plan. Read more here.
10. Now Get a Concise Collection Report On ChargeERP
ChargeERP, the easiest, fastest, and most secure mandi accounting software from Bijak has introduced a concise version of the Collection Report, along with the detailed one. Users will now be able to download Collection Reports in a concise format displaying 150 accounts on one page and a few columns including ‘Account’, ‘Closing Balance’, and ‘Dr/Cr’. Before this, they launched an independent Seller Bill.