Agriculture Current Affairs 1 August 2019

Agriculture Current Affairs

Agriculture Current Affairs

 Cows may rescue India from sugar glut as farmers sell cane as feed
India swings between being a sugar importer and exporter, depending on the size of local output.
India’s second-biggest sugar producing region is facing an unusual situation: Attractive returns in the cattle-feed market are prompting farmers to sell sugar cane as fodder.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks crop diversification model
Expressing concern over the fast depleting water table, Singh underlined the need to prioritise less water consuming crops, beginning with maize and cotton.

West Bengal clamps down on middlemen in grain purchase
The list of farmers is being uploaded on to the scheme’s website by the Food Supplies Department West Bengal government is trying to minimise the role of middlemen during its grain purchase activities. .The government is taking the help of the list of farmers who are recipients of benefits under the Krishak Bandhu Scheme for purchase of grains.

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