Agriculture Current Affair 23 July 2021

Forest and Horticulture Departments to formulate tea and horticulture policy: Arunachal Deputy CM

Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein said that the Forest and Horticulture Departments will formulate a Tea Policy and Horticulture Policy. He also asked the Agriculture secretary to modify the wine policy to facilitate marketing of the locally-produced kiwi wines from the state.

Mein reviewed the Industrial Policy of Arunachal Pradesh with the Commissioner and Secretaries from Planning & Investment, Industries, Agriculture, Forest and Tax & Excise Departments today.

Corteva Agriscience inks pact to promote sustainable rice production in 40,000 acres UP

Global agricultural firm Corteva Agriscience on Thursday said it has signed a three-year project with the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) hosted by the World Bank Group, to promote sustainable rice cultivation in 40,000 acres in Uttar Pradesh.

The project provides a framework for Corteva, 2030 WRG and a task force of multiple stakeholders to work towards transforming 40,000 acres of land from traditional methods of transplanting rice to the Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) technique, it said in a statement.

Corteva will co-lead the project as the technology and knowledge partner for DSR.

Small tea growers can avail benefits under the PM-KISAN scheme

Assam Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided farmers having annual patta (Eksonia Patta), Touji Patta, farmers cultivating in devottar land, farmers eligible to get land patta under Forest Rights Act, small tea growers and horticulture farmers will also be eligible to get benefits under PM-KISAN.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha said the Centre has to recover Rs 2,992.75 crore as of July 15 from 42.16 lakh ineligible beneficiary farmers registered for the central scheme. Of this Rs 554.01 crore, the highest is to be recovered from 8.35 lakh ineligible farmers in Assam.

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