Want to know what is going on in the agricultural sector of India? Here’s a round-up of the top 10 news.
1. Kerala: Agri Department Trying To Bring Down Market Prices
On Wednesday Minister of Agriculture P. Prasad said that the State Government has launched a market intervention measures with vegetable prices rising in the open market. The Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation will look into the procurement of that vegetables that are currently having short supplies. The Director, of Agriculture, has been assigned the task of creating special fun for market intervention in the times of affected supplies. Read more here.
2. 3000 Farmers Will Come Together To Promote Organic Farming
The District administration of Indore has finalized 3000 farmers to act as ‘promoters’ of organic farming. According to the authorities they are trying to make Indore India’s first district to achieve 100 percent organic farming. The authorities will prepare plans and train these farmers. Later on, these farmers will start doing organic farming by themselves which will inspire others too. Currently, farmers can use one acre of land for natural farming. If they get suitable profits then they can increase it further. Read more here.
3. Gandhinagar: Govt Launched Agriculture Diversification Scheme For Tribals
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Tuesday launched the 2022-23 edition of the agriculture diversification scheme for tribal farmers. The scheme will help 1.23 lakh farmers of 14 districts by providing them with seeds and fertilizer kits. An estimated budget of ₹35 crores is assigned to spend on providing the seeds and fertilizers to the farmers. During the Kharif season, maize seeds and fertilizer kits will be provided to about 75,000 tribal farmers of seven districts of North and Central Gujarat. Read more here.
4. Haryana: Govt Launched New Procedure To Test Pesticides & Fertilizers
The Haryana agriculture and farmers welfare department has launched a new sampling procedure to collect samples of fertilizers and pesticides. These sampling will be done premises of manufacturers and wholesalers within and outside the state. The preparation is happening for the upcoming paddy sowing season. The government will also ensure that farmers and sellers of pesticides, seeds, and fertilizers are aware of the correct use of agricultural inputs. Authorities have already asked the farmers to take a receipt while purchasing any agricultural input. Read more here.
5. 1997 Panchayats Will Get Benefit From Flagship Agriculture Scheme
Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday launched a flagship program to increase the cultivable area by bringing fallow lands under cultivation, augmenting water resources, and increasing productivity to help the farmers. The government is aiming to implement this program in 12,525 village panchayats in the next five years. For the first year, 1997 village panchayats will get the ₹227 crores. 3204 village panchayats in the second year at the cost of ₹300 crores. Read more here.
6. Govt Aiming For Zero Diesel In Agriculture By 2024
Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh asked the CMs of all states to form a state-level committee for Energy Transition. All these committees will work under the observation of the state Chief Secretaries. R.K. Singh has asked the states to make efforts to the way of carbon emissions by decreasing the use of diesel in agriculture. They are aiming to make Indian agriculture diesel free by 2024. Singh said that State Governments are capable of reducing the emission intensity by 45% by 2030. Read more here.
7. Punjab: Govt Launched DSR Portal For Paddy Farmers
On Wednesday Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann launched a portal to help the paddy farmers who are opting for direct seeding of rice (DSR). The aim of the portal is to compile the data of all the farmers who have opted for this water-saving technology. Farmers will also get the payment of ₹1500 per acre after the verification. The incentives will be directly transferred to the farmer’s bank account. Farmers can access the portal by going to this link that is given by the government https://agrimachinerypb.com/home/DSR22). Read more here.
8. Tobacco Farmers Are Worried About Double Taxes
Traditional tobacco farmers from Prakasam and Nellore districts have pleaded to the Centre to not hike the tobacco taxes from 2% to 4%. According to the farmers, the increased taxes will make produce uncompetitive in the global market. Farmers are already facing the issue to grow the crop due to the extreme weather conditions. Also, the cost of production is raising every year. The farmers urged the government to continue with a 1% tax. Read more here.
9. Ganga River To Go Green Through Organic Farming
The Government of Uttar Pradesh is planning to promote organic farming around the 10-kilometer radius of both banks of Ganga. The government is planning to reduce the inflow of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to enhance the efforts to clean the Ganga. This step will take effect in 27 districts across the state which includes Bijnor, Badaun, Amroha, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur city, Kanpur Dehat, Fatehpur, Prayagraj, Mirzapur, and Ghazipur. Read more here.
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