Agriculture Current Affair 13 January 2021

‘Fasal Bima Yojana’ increased coverage, mitigated risk & benefited crores of farmers: Modi

The crop insurance scheme launched by his government has benefitted crores of farmers by mitigating farming risks against the vagaries of nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as it completed five years since its launch.

In tweets, Modi also asked people to get information on how the ‘PM Fasal Bima Yojana’ has helped farmers from his NaMo app.

Heritage Foods bags three National Energy Conservation awards

Heritage Foods, one of the leading players in dairy sector, has been conferred with all the prestigious All India National Energy Conservation Awards 2020.

The three processing units of the company at Tirupati, Visakhapatnam and Bangalore have won the first, second prizes and Certificate of Merit in Dairy Sector for its processing units for the effective energy conservation methods, which had resulted in substantial energy saving and higher productivity.

ETG Agro commissions almond processing plant in Gujarat

ETG Agro India has recently commissioned an almonds processing plant at Kheda, Gujarat. With a processing capacity of over 10,000 MT of raw almonds per annum, it intends toexpand its portfolio, including walnuts, pistachios and cashews processing.

Through its flagship enterprise ETC Agro Processing India, a large processor and marketer of pulses and nuts will open a new revenue stream, the company said in a statement.

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