Agriculture Current Affair 26 September 2021

IFFCO’s nano urea technology revolution for agriculture sector: Amit Shah

In the country’s first National Cooperative Conference, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appreciated the fertiliser cooperative IFFCO’s use of nanotechnology to make IFFCO nano urea liquid.

Shah described the role of IFFCO in making the Green Revolution successful in the country and praised the world’s first nano liquid urea manufactured by IFFCO.

Terming it a new revolution in the agriculture sector, he said “the entire cooperative community is appreciating this noble effort to change the agriculture sector for the benefit of farmers.”

UP hikes sugarcane purchase price by Rs 25 per quintal

In a major decision barely months ahead of the upcoming 2022 Assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced a Rs 25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane in the state. Addressing a meeting of farmers in Lucknow organised by the BJP’s Kisan Morcha, Adityanath said, “The government has decided that the variety of sugarcane for which Rs 325 per quintal was paid to farmers, that price has been increased to Rs 350, which will be paid to farmers.”

“The government has also decided to increase the price of ordinary sugarcane variety, to Rs 340 (per quintal) up from Rs 315 (per quintal). The government has also decided to the hike the value of the ‘anupyukt’ (less yielding) variety of sugarcane by Rs 25 per quintal.”

Elaborating about the benefits, Adityanath said, “This will enable the sugarcane farmers to increase their income by 8 per cent, and will be a transformation in the lives of 45 lakh farmers.”

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