Agriculture Current Affair 21 April 2021

Model mustard farms: Evaluation report finds 50% higher productivity

Average productivity of model farms was 2,728.59 kg/hectare in 2020-21, according to MART study

The Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India has come out with the finding that a model farms project, ‘SEA-Solidaridad Mustard Model Farms’, launched by it has resulted in average productivity increasing by about 50 per cent than that of the ‘control group’.

Releasing the outcome of third-party evaluation report of its project, it said 200 model farms were set up during the current rabi season to demonstrate effective farming techniques to around 1,000 farmers in Bundi, Kota, Baran and Tonk districts of Rajasthan under the project.

Exclusive subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification

Project by JV firmTalcher Fertilizers to cost ₹13,277 cr

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved an exclusive subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL).

TFL is a joint venture company of four PSUs — Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers, GAIL (India), Coal India and Fertilizer Corporation of India, which was incorporated in November 2015.

The estimated project cost of the TFL Urea project is ₹13,277.21 crore. Urea is a widely used fertiliser in India.

QI CTTA earnings up by whopping 85%

Strong demand led to selling more volumes resulting in price rise

The overall earnings in the auctions of Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA) in the first quarter of current calendar (Q1) had risen by as much as ₹ 84.94 crore or 91.43 per cent over the same months of 2020.

This has happened because of 24 lakh kg more tea being sold even as the average price rose by ₹ 47.60 a kg, reveals an analysis of the market reports.

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