Agriculture Current Affair 14 June 2020

Maharashtra farmers intensify pro-GM crop stir

With thousands of farmers sowing GM cotton, soya, BT brinjal and corn seeds, the Shetkari Sanghatana (SS) has intensified its agitation against the ban on GM crops.

SS President Anil Ghanwat said, “ The organisation is celebrating Technology Freedom Season and thousands of farmers across India have joined the movement by sowing GM seeds. The agitation has begun.”

The SS has been demanding that farmers have the freedom to choose technology and seeds so that they could compete in the world market.

Revisiting chemical pesticide use policy in agriculture

The Centre plans to ban the sale, manufacture and import of 27 pesticides, including popular ones. In its draft order, the Agriculture Ministry points out that these are products that are likely to involve risk to humans and animals and has called for suggestions before a final order is passed.

Understandably, the pesticide industry is opposing it, while many product exporters (especially spices) have welcomed it (as instances of export rejections due to unacceptable levels of pesticide residue is quite common).

Indian dairy sector revenue to be flat: Crisil

Sunk by weak sales of value-added products (VAP), a problem that got aggravated because of the Covid-19 pandemic-driven lockdown, the Indian dairy industry will record a flat revenue growth in this fiscal.

The industry had logged a 10 per cent annual growth rate in the past decade, according to an analysis by Crisil Ratings.

Sales of VAP like ice-cream, cheese, flavoured milk, curd and yoghurt among others, which are more profitable than liquid milk and account for over a third of the organised dairy sector’s revenue. These are expected to de-grow 2-3 per cent this fiscal.

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