Agriculture Current Affair 19 November 2022

Traders’ pulse stock being monitored by government

The government is keeping a watch on the stocks of pulses held by traders and processors, as current supplies are just enough to meet demand.

The strict monitoring of stock started after the mill gate price of tur dal jumped 6-7% a couple of weeks ago due to disturbance in shipments from Africa. The prices have since softened by Rs 5-6 a kg to Rs 104, after the Indian government resolved the shipments issue with Mozambique.

In a letter dated November 7, the consumer affairs ministry asked all states to ensure that traders, millers, importers and stockists disclose their stock holding. States were also asked to keep a close watch on the disclosed stocks and prices.

Centre refutes any shortage of fertilisers in rabi season, says there is enough supply

The Centre on Friday said there is adequate availability of key fertilisers, including urea and DAP, across the country for the ongoing rabi season, rejecting reports of shortage in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. “There have been some media reports claiming shortage of fertilizers in Trichy, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Such reports are beyond the facts,” the Fertiliser Ministry said in a statement.

It is clarified that there is more than adequate availability of fertilizers in the country to meet the needs of the ongoing rabi (winter) season, it said.

The central government is sending fertilizers as per need to all states, and it is the responsibility of respective state governments to ensure availability within the states through proper intra-district and inter-district distribution, it added.

India’s coffee exports reach ₹3,312 crore in Apr-Sep this fiscal

India is Asia’s third-largest producer and exporter of coffee

The country’s coffee exports almost doubled to ₹3,312 crore during April-September this fiscal against ₹1,657 crore in the same period of 2013-14, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet.

“Indian coffee exports (are) hitting new milestones. India’s exports of coffee rose to almost two times in April-September 2022 over the same period in 2013,” he said.

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