Agriculture Current Affair 1 November 2022

Govt’s paddy procurement up 12 pc at 170.53 lakh tonnes till Oct

The government’s paddy procurement for the central pool rose 12 per cent to 170.53 lakh tonnes till October of the ongoing 2022-23 kharif marketing season, according to the food ministry data. Higher quantities of paddy were purchased from Punjab, Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

Normally, paddy procurement begins immediately after the withdrawal of the Southwest monsoon from October onwards. However in southern states, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it begins from September.

The government aims to procure 771.25 lakh tonnes of paddy in the 2022-23 kharif marketing season (October-September). The actual procurement stood at record 759.32 lakh tonnes in the previous kharif marketing season.

mjunction sets up e-marketplace of large cardamom

This is the first time that large cardamom will be sold on an online platform, marking a big step towards digitisation and transparency

After foodgrains, tea and pulses, mjunction services limited, the B2B e-commerce company in the agro-commodities space, has set up an e-marketplace of large cardamom for producers and sellers registered with the Spices Board.

As part of a licence issued by Spices Board, mjunction will facilitate the e-selling of large cardamom on its platform to buyers all over the country.

This is the first time that large cardamom will be sold on an online platform, marking a big step towards digitisation and transparency in this space. The formal launch of the e-selling project was held last week at a seminar organised by Spices Board at Dimapur in Nagaland, and the first online event will be conducted soon for a Farmer-Producer Company (FPC) of Phek, Nagaland.

Tea Board fix average green leaf price in Nilgiris at ₹16.21 for October

All bought leaf factories in the Nilgiris district are instructed to adhere to this average green leaf price while settling the green leaf payments to suppliers

Tea Board has fixed the district average green leaf price for October at ₹16.21 for Nilgiris based on the consolidated auction sale average of CTC teas from bought leaf factories during September.

All bought leaf factories in the Nilgiris district are instructed to adhere to this price while settling the green leaf payments to suppliers. No bought leaf factories in the jurisdiction should pay less than the above average green leaf price per kg for October, Tea Board said in a statement.

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