Day: July 1, 2020

Kharif sowing is promising, but it’s too early to be upbeat on output

With the sowing info introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture previous 7 days, which showed a doubling of the region sown, the market place appears to be anticipating a bumper crop. But, it is way too early to say how the period will fare.

Though there is an enhance of 220 per cent in the region beneath pulses as opposed to previous yr, it accounts for only 16 per cent of the typical region (as recorded in the past 5 decades) beneath pulses in the kharif period. Similarly, in the scenario of oilseeds, way too, when there is a whopping

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Sugar mills get a breather as Maharashtra lifts ban on sale of molasses

The Maharashtra govt has lifted the ban on sale of molasses to other States and countries, as the decrease in demand and production of liquor owing to the lockdown has resulted in accumulation of molasses with mills.

“Lifting of the ban will streamline the molasses business enterprise, which is stagnant owing to the Covid-19 unfold. Sugar mills could sell their stock of molasses, which will fix storage and pollution complications. Farmers dependent on mills will benefit if molasses get a very good rate,” the Condition government’s resolution stated.

In December 2019, Maharashtra experienced banned the sale of molasses to other

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Karnataka fishermen to get QR code-based biometric cards

The Karnataka governing administration will concern an buy building the QR code-dependent biometric playing cards obligatory for fishermen.

Talking at a assembly on coastal fisheries in Mangaluru, Kota Srinivasa Poojary, Karnataka Minister for Port and Fisheries, stated the governing administration designs to introduce QR code-dependent biometric playing cards to fishermen as a security evaluate .

The biometric playing cards will be created out there both through the ‘Seva Sindhu’ portal of the governing administration or through the Fisheries Office, he stated.

When some members urged the Minister to lengthen all the amenities out there in Kisan Credit score Card to

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With locusts swarms entering India every 2-3 days, there’s cloud over kharif crop

Hundreds of hundreds of thousands of locusts are getting into India each and every second or third working day, threatening to destroy just-planted kharif crops in several States, a best authorities formal said on Tuesday.

“Locusts are getting into India each and every 2-three days and just about every swarm is as broad as three-6 sq. kilometres,” said KL Gurjar, Deputy Director, Locust Warning Organisation (LWO). Generally, a swarm of one sq km has any place among forty and 80 million locusts and they can in a working day devour foodgrains enough to feed 35,000 folks. The latest locust assaults

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IAF tweaks its Mi-17 copters for locust fight


To prevail over complications faced in locust-command operations due to inordinate delays in getting kits that can be mounted on Indian helicopters, the Indian Air Pressure has indigenously created and produced an Airborne Locust Management Process (ALCS) for Mi-17 helicopters.

The method, produced by IAF’s No. three Foundation Maintenance Depot in Chandigarh, which specialises in upkeep of Mi-17 copters, was effectively examined by a team of examination pilots and engineers of the Bengaluru-dependent Plane and Systems Testing Establishment by carrying out ground and airborne trials of ALCS on the modified Mi-17 helicopter, the Ministry of Defence stated in a statement.

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