Agriculture Current Affair 13 October 2020

Open sky policy to hit Kerala’s fruits and vegetable exports to Gulf markets

The Centre’s open sky policy for non-scheduled cargo flights has put Kerala’s fruits and vegetable exporters on tenterhooks.

According to them, none of the four airports in the State has been included in the operations of foreign, ad-hoc and pure non-scheduled freighter charter services and this would force them to depend on neighbouring airports for fulfilling their export commitments.

AP coast braces for impact from deep depression

High winds and heavy rain from an incoming deep depression (next only to a cyclone in strength and intensity) could inflict damage to thatched huts, power and communication lines and standing crops along East and West Godavari district, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

IMD launches impact-based cyclone warning system

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a dynamic, impact-based cyclone warning system aimed at minimising economic losses and damage to property from cyclones that hit the country’s coasts every year.

Specific warnings will be issued to help prevent economic loss/damage to infrastructure, said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director-General, IMD, while making a presentation at the World Space Week celebrations organised by the Delhi chapter of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing recently.

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