Agriculture Current Affair 5 December 2022

Sugar production marginally up at 47.9 lakh tn in Oct-Nov: ISMA

India’s sugar production has increased marginally to 47.9 lakh tonnes in the October-November period , according to industry body ISMA. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September.

In a statement, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said that production of sweetener till 30th November in the current 2022-23 marketing year is 47.9 lakh tonnes as against 47.2 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of the last year.

Number of operating factories are also higher at 434 against 416 which operated last year on the corresponding date, it added.

As per the ISMA data, sugar production in Maharashtra stood at 20 lakh tonnes during the first two months of 2022-23 as against 20.3 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period. 11.2

In Uttar Pradesh, sugar output rose to 11.2 lakh tonnes from 10.4 lakh tonnes.

Sugar production in Karnataka fell to 12.1 lakh tonnes from 12.8 lakh tonnes.

Natural farming to be included in agricultural curriculum, says minister Narendra Singh Tomar

New Delhi: The government will include natural farming in the curriculum of agri education, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Saturday. Tomar was speaking at the National Workshop on Natural Farming in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, according to an official statement.

Tomar noted that natural farming is the need of the hour, in which the cost is less and the produce fetches more price.

Natural farming will now be part of the agricultural education, he said.

Indian missions to be roped in for branding, promotion of domestic millets

Indian missions abroad would be roped in for branding, promotion and identification of global potential buyers such as departmental stores for domestic millets, the commerce ministry said on Sunday. This exercise is part of the government’s robust strategy to promote Indian millets.

The ministry is also organising a ‘Millets Smart Nutritive Conclave’ on Monday wherein stakeholders of the supply chain such as Farmer Producer Organisations, startups, exporters, producers of millet-based value-added products are participating, it said in a statement.

“Indian missions abroad would be roped in for branding and publicity of Indian millets, identification of international chefs as well as potential buyers such as departmental stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets for organizing B2B (business to business) meetings and direct tie-ups,” it added.

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