Agricultural News & GK Series- October 4th Week 2017





AGRICULTURAL NEWS AND GK SERIES- October -4th Week 2018

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ISMA has lowered India’s 2018-19 sugar production estimate by 11.26%

The Northern part of Karnataka being contiguous to sugarcane grown in Southern part of Maharashtra, have also suffered due to lower rainfall as well as some infestation of white grub.


Will underwhelming agriculture growth become a liability for BJP in 2019?

India's agriculture mess has all the capability to be BJP's Achilles' heel in next year's poll test.


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By 2022, farmers’ income will double at the least: Radha Mohan Singh

"We have increased import duty on several commodities, raised MSP, widened insurance cover and invested big time in farm modernisation," says the Union minister.
Government to procure 44 lakh tonne of oilseeds and pulses under the PM- AAASHA scheme

The govt has approved proposals from nine states for the procurement of pulses and oilseeds on the basis of MSP in the kharif marketing year beginning October.

Government to up onion supply to Delhi

Last week, the prices rose to Rs 40 a kg in retail. On Friday, it was Rs 33 per kg as per official data.



Agro specific zones being mulled in farm export policy

India ranks first in terms of total number of organic producers and 9th in terms of world's organic agricultural land.


India coffee exports to drop as floods dent output -trade body

Lower exports from India could support global prices already trading near their highest in 8-1/2 months.


Indigo launches Grow Indigo, a joint-venture with Mahyco Grow

The joint venture is proposed to be called Grow Indigo, marking Indigo’s first expansion into smallholder markets, where average farm sizes are typically one to three acres.
India's y-o-y HPS groundnut exports to decline in 2018-19, says SEA

Export of groundnut oil too may not find international market due to disparity, stated Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) in a statement.

Nod for Rs 7.5k crore fund to boost fish output

The government expects to generate employment opportunities for over 9.4 lakh fishermen and other entrepreneurs in allied activities.


CCEA okays Rs 7,522 cr fund for creating infrastructure for fisheries sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for creation of special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF), an official statement said.
Precision agriculture can do wonders for Indian farming

India, though one of the biggest producers of agricultural products, has an average farm productivity of only 33 per cent of that of farms the world over.

Agriculture Ministry plans to set up over 7K seed-testing labs

The ministry is consulting with state governments to set up 583 seed-testing labs in major towns and 6,600 labs at the block level in rural areas

 Food ministry plans to float Cabinet note seeking loan incentives for ethanol producers

A second bailout package for sugar industry could be in the offing as the food ministry plans to float a Cabinet note seeking loan incentives for ethanol producers. This will be in addition to the sugar package announced in June, government sources said.
Cabinet to take up second sugar relief package

The mills may get up to 6% interest subvention on the loans they take to set up ethanol production units or increase capacity of the existing ones.


Potato sowing likely to have a decline in northern Bengal

Under the bright aura of high pricing at retail and wholesale level trade, there lies the dark story of field level potato farmers in northern West Bengal, second largest contributor to national potato yield. Crunched between low price realisation and inadequate storage facility, large numbers of traditional farmers are likely to remain off from the tuber next 
Nafed to offload 200 tonnes of onion daily in Delhi to check prices

Nafed to offload 200 tonnes of onion daily in Delhi to check prices

Retail prices of onion, the main kitchen stable, have shot up to Rs 30-40 per kg because of tight supplies from the producing states, as per the trade data.







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News References:  The Economics Times

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