Agriculture Current Affair 26 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.

Too early to assess impact of delayed monsoon on kharif crops: Narendra Singh Tomar

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said it is too early to assess the impact of delayed monsoon on kharif crops as sowing is still underway. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon rainfall as whole is less by 5 per cent of the normal rainfall during the period till July 21, Tomar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

“It is too early to make an assessment of production of kharif crops since sowing is still continuing as sufficient window is still available,” he said.

Wheat, paddy procurement at all-time high: Government

Around 433.32 LMT wheat procured in the current marketing season RMS 2021-22 so far, against the last year corresponding purchase of 387.66L MT -11.77 % more in comparison to last year’s corresponding period. This is an all time high, said the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.

About 49.14 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs 85,581.35 crore, the ministry said in a statement.

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