Agriculture Current Affair 12 August 2020

Maharashtra, Israel govt discuss scope for micro-irrigation project in Marathwada region

The Maharashtra government has decided to form a joint committee with the representatives of the Israel government to plan micro-irrigation project in drought-prone Marathwada region.

State Water Resource Minister Jayant Patil tweeted that an important meeting was held with a consultant and the Consulate General of Israel through video conferencing.

Kerala Agricultural University begins marketing new processed cashew products

Kerala Agriculture Minister VS Sunilkumar inaugurated a mobile exhibition unit and marketing of new processed products of cashew as part of strengthening the extension activities of the Kerala Agricultural University. The Mobile Agriculture Exhibition Unit is set up to strengthen the dissemination of agriculture technologies developed by KAU in rural areas.

Publications of scientific agriculture technologies with seeds, planting materials, display of videos, farm advisory services through direct face to face interaction with KAU scientists will be available in the mobile exhibition unit. It is designed as one of the significant extension interventions of KAU to reach the unreached farming community in remote villages.

Aquaculture institute seeks Kerala govt support to boost pearl spot production

Voicing concern over the below-par performance of pearl spot (karimeen) farming in Kerala, the Chennai-headquartered Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has sought the support of the State government to boost the aquaculture production of Kerala’s state fish.

It is high time the State had a road map for the successful utilisation of highly prospective brackishwater resources towards the betterment of pearl spot farming practices in Kerala, said KK Vijayan, Director of CIBA.

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