Agriculture Current Affair 13 February 2022

Mills exports 26.5 lakh tonnes of sugar till Jan in 2021-22 market year

Sugar mills have exported 26.5 lakh tonnes of sugar in the first four months of the 2021-22 marketing year ending September, the government said on Wednesday. In 2020-21, 70 lakh tonnes of sugar was exported.

In reply to a Lok Sabha question, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said, “Till date, contracts of about 40 lakh tonnes have been signed for export of sugar in current sugar season 2021-22 and that too without announcement of any export subsidy.

“It is also estimated that in sugar season 2021-22, about 50-60 lakh tonnes of sugar is likely to be exported by domestic sugar mills,” the minister said.

Jammu and Kashmir government signs pact with New Zealand for transforming sheep farming sector

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday signed a pact with New Zealand for the transformation of the sheep farming sector in the Union territory, officials said. The agreement between the two sides was signed through the virtual mode in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Navin Choudhary, principal secretary of agriculture production and farmers welfare department animal.

According to the agreement, the overarching objective is to improve farmers’ remuneration, transfer of technology in research and development as well as marketing and value addition of sheep products of Jammu and Kashmir.

“New Zealand is an important partner of India’s expanding relationship globally and we attach special values to our ties not only because of deep bonding & cultural affinities but also from a mature understanding of our strategic convergences, global interests and economic potential,” they said.

J&K admin signs MoU with New Zealand company to transform sheep farming sector

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday signed an MoU with the New Zealand G2G, a public sector company for transforming the sheep farming sector in the Union Territory and also launched a rural home stay project in the UT in collaboration with the Oyo Rooms.

The J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha signed the MoU with New Zealand G2G, with an overarching objective to improve farmer’s remuneration, transfer of technology in research, development as well as marketing and value addition of sheep products of J&K.

“New Zealand is an important partner of India’s expanding relationship globally and we attach special values to our ties not only because of deep bonding and cultural affinities but also from a mature understanding of our strategic convergences, global interests and economic potential,” Sinha said.

 

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