Agriculture Current Affair 2 May 2020

Andhra Pradesh to extend free power to farm sector during Kharif season

Andhra Pradesh government will supply free power for nine hours to 81 per cent of feeders of the farm sector during the Kharif season and will increase it to 100 per cent for the next Rabi season.

This was revealed in a review meeting held here on Friday chaired by State Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Due to issues relating to Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the State power sector, the issue of supply of free electricity to farmers for nine hours has been restricted to 81 per cent.

Campco increases days for areca procurement in Kerala

The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd has decided to buy arecanut from growers in Kasaragod district of Kerala three times in a week.

SN Khandige, Vice-President of Campco Ltd, told Business Line that the Kasaragod district administration has given permission to increase the number of days of procurement in a week.

200 mandis join eNAM platform

A total of 200 mandis, including 94 from Rajasthan, on Friday, joined electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) platform, taking the total number of mandis engaged in online marketing of agricultural produce to 785, an official release said here.

With its 119 mandis on eNAM, Rajasthan has emerged second on the list of States with the maximum number of mandis integrated with the online platform, after Uttar Pradesh whose mandis on eNAM moved up to 125 from 100 earlier with the addition 25 more mandis. Gujarat which added an additional 25 mandis to its list of 79, stood third.

Among other States, those added more to the eNAM portal include Tamil Nadu, which added 25 mandis to take the total to 50, Odisha which added 16 and Andhra Pradesh which increased the total mandis on eNAM to 33.

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