Popularise good agricultural practices for quality production of spices: Experts
The international symposium on spices has recommended the development and introduction of good agricultural practices and its popularisation among farmers to enhance the availability of high quality spices for domestic and industrial consumption.
The four-day symposium, which concluded at ICAR- Indian Institute of Spices Research, also recommended the introduction of good manufacturing practices for ensuring clean and hygienic spices. GAP can also improve spices exports, the virtual meeting observed.
Bihar in pact with UNEP to chalk out a climate-resilient development pathway
In a first for an Indian State, Bihar on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the UN Environment Programme to achieve climate resilience and low carbon development by 2040.
Over the next two years, UNEP would lead a multi-stakeholder team to assess the carbon footprint of various sectors in the State before chalking out a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increasing carbon sinks.
Farmers can benefit by converting their old tractors to CNG-based tractors
Older diesel tractors can be converted to CNG-based tractors resulting in savings for farmers with the official launch of a CNG-based conversion kit for tractors. Farmers can also get benefited by converting their older diesel-based tractors to CNG-run vehicles, at a time when the country is considering a vehicle scrapping policy.
Road Transport Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said this in a conference, adding that he converted his own tractor for this pilot project, which has resulted in significant savings.