Agriculture Current Affair 20 November 2020

Oilmeals export up by 6% in April-October FY21

The overall export of oilmeals witnessed a growth of 6 per cent during April-October of 2020-21, according to the Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India, which has compiled the data for export of oilmeals for the first seven months of 2020-21.

It said that the overall export of oilmeals recovered during April to October 2020-21 was provisionally 1.6 million tonnes against 1.52 mt in the corresponding period of 2019-20, registering a growth of 6 per cent.

Tackling price rise: Nafed to set up special facility in Delhi to store onions, apples

In order to create a buffer stock for onions and apples, which will help the farmers and stabilise prices, Nafed is setting up a 10,000-tonne capacity, temperature-controlled warehouse for long-term storage of agriculture produce on a BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) basis.

The facility will come up on Nafed’s own land in Najafgarh, which is a part of the National Capital Region. The facility will operate as a cold storage for the crops procured by the agency.

Heritage Foods launches Ashwagandha milk, ice creams, ghee in small sachets

After immunity boosting ginger, tulsi and turmeric variants of milk, Heritage Foods has launched ready-to-drink immunity booster Ashwagandha milk.

The Ashwagandha milk contains herbal extract Withania Somnifera blended with milk. Ashwagandha combined with milk is a centuries old Ayurveda remedy for numerous ailments. It is known for its variety of therapeutic activities and is one of the effective stress busters. A 170 ml unit of Ashwagandha milk is priced at ₹30 per bottle.

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