Agriculture Current Affair 17 October 2020

Agri sector growth reduced GDP slide: Tomar

Food processing is one of the largest industrial sectors in the country, and contributes nearly 32 per cent of the total food market. Also, consumption habits of youngsters is making it even larger,” Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.

Tomar, who inaugurated over a video conference facility this year’s Agro & Food Tech – India International Food and Agri week, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, said the Ministry of Food Processing has initiated an awareness campaign Ann Devo Bhava to honour farmers and create awareness among people not to waste food.

Stellapps launches ‘mooPay’ for dairy farmers in Rajasthan

Digital technology solutions provider Stellapps announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind, fully-automated direct payment platform — ‘mooPay’ — for dairy farmers in Rajasthan.

The platform is one of the fintech solutions the company has developed for dairies and dairy farmers. mooPay acts as a payment gateway for dairies to make payments to every registered farmer, removing the risks and costs of transferring money to hundreds of thousands of farmers in hundreds of villages.

Telangana fixes 50 lakh acres for paddy in Rabi season

After the maiden attempt at regulating cropping pattern yielding anticipated results in the Kharif season, the Telangana government has decided to extend the policy to the Rabi season as well.

elangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has asked the farmers to grow paddy in 50 lakh acres and other crops in the remaining 15 lakh acres for the summer season this year.

The State grew paddy in 39 lakh acres in 2019-20. The proposed area for paddy for the 2020-21 Rabi is three times the area of 17 lakh acres that the farmers grew the commodity in 2018-19.

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