Agriculture Current Affair 1 April 2020

Mother Dairy seeks support from e-commerce companies for doorstep milk delivery in Delhi

Mother Dairy has written to major e-commerce players asking them to maintain a smooth supply of milk in Delhi-NCR region especially in regions where it does not have milk booths. A spokesperson for Mother Dairy said, “Our teams are already working together in different locations, however, under the current scenario, we call upon to further strengthen our collaboration with e-commerce companies to reach out to communities in need.”

Edible oil processors seek direct sourcing from farmers as APMCs remain shut

At a time when nation-wide lockdown has impacted supplies of essential commodities in parts of the country, the edible oil trade body, Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) has suggested the government to allow direct sourcing from farmers avoiding the Agricultural produce market committee (APMC)s.

In a letter to the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare on Monday, the SEA requested the government to relax the existing APMC laws in the States and exempt the oilseed crushers and processors to make direct purchases from the farmers.

Telangana to formulate Rice Policy as production crosses 1 crore tonne

Paddy area to shoot up to 70 lakh acres next year from current 46 lakh acres
With water from new projects such as Kaleshwaram augmenting irrigation resources in the State, Telangana’s paddy production has shot up to 1.05 crore tonnes this year from 66 lakh tonnes last year.

Next year, the State expects to double the production to 2 crore tonnes as the paddy area is expected to touch the 70-lakh acre mark from 47 lakh acres this year.

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