Agriculture Current Affair 13 March 2020

Poultry players in Maharashtra demand revival package similar to bird flu, peg losses at ₹700 crore

The poultry industry is taking a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic with poultry players in Maharashtra estimating a massive loss of ₹700 crore as demand declines, the Times of India reported on Friday.

There has been a sharp fall in demand due to rumours that the coronavirus could be spread through poultry circulating on social media.

A delegation of poultry owners on Thursday had submitted a status report to NCP president, Sharad Pawar, and animal husbandry and dairy development minister, Sunil Kedar, demanding a revival package for poultry owners to compensate for their heavy losses, TOI reported.

Amul to help J&K dairies scale up their operations

Amul has extended support to dairy cooperatives in Jammu and Kashmir to help the region achieve self-sufficiency in dairy products.

Jammu and Kashmir is estimated to have high consumption of dairy products worth ₹700-800 crore, sourced from different parts of of the country.

Corteva launches new Brevant rice seeds in India

Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of DowDupont, on Wednesday said it would make available its hybrid Brevant rice seeds to farmers in India.

According to a company statement, rice farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Chattisgarh will have access to this high-yielding seed range through its distributors in these States. The distribution of these hybrid seeds will be expanded to other rice-growing States later.

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