Maharashtra plans 18 clusters for export of chemical-free fruits, vegetables
The Maharashtra Government, along with APEDA, plans to set up over 18 clusters in the State for export of chemical-residue-free vegetables and fruits. The clusters will also ensure that the agriculture products meet the phytosanitary norms of developed countries.
Phytosanitary measures are for the control of plant diseases and pathogens. Without residue-free and phytosanitary certifications, Customs clearance at foreign ports is not possible.
Uttarakhand imports 240 Merino sheep from Australia to improve breeding
The sheep have been imported at a cost of Rs 8.5 crore
The Uttarakhand government has imported 240 Merino sheep from Australia under the National Livestock Mission to improve sheep breeding in the State and increase production of quality wool.
High quality germplasm will be made available to sheep breeders through use of modern artificial insemination in sheep and embryo transfer technology.
Through use of technology, the State government aims to increase high quality wool productivity from 558 metric tonnes at present to over 1,000 metric tonnes.
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The past few decades are witnessing an increase in animal husbandry businesses across the country. Recently, the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department along with the Ministry of Fisheries had released the 20th Livestock Census Report. This report has revealed that the animal husbandry business in the country is increasing and growing rapidly. In view of these reports, the central and state governments are taking important steps to further increase the animal husbandry business across the country.