Agriculture Current Affair 26 October 2020

Telangana to triple area under redgram to 25 lakh acres

As new projects bring in additional irrigation facilities, the Telangana government is planning to triple the redgram acreage to 20-25 lakh acres.

The State, which traditionally grows redgram on about 7.60 lakh acres in the kharif, had increased the acreage to 10.76 lakh acres in the last kharif.

FSSAI initiates pan-India khoa quality survey

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to conduct a pan-India Khoa quality survey after industry stakeholders raised concerns on adulteration.

Khoa, also known as mawa, is the main ingredient in an array of traditional Indian sweets such as barfis, milk cake and peda among others.

“The Commissioner Food Safety of all States/UTs were requested to select Khoa mandis in their respective States/UTs especially in big cities from 12th to 16th October 2020 and encourage Khoa buyers to get their Khoa sample tested,” the food safety authority said

Centre is taking steps to strengthen agriculture sector, looking to ease farmers’ lives: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking initiatives to strengthen the agriculture sector in the country so that farmers do not have to face any trouble. His statement comes amid opposition to the new farm laws by farmers’ groups and political parties.

Modi was speaking after inaugurating three projects in Gujarat- one each related to agriculture, healthcare and tourism development- via video conference from New Delhi.

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