Agriculture Current Affair 27 January 2021

Kerala achieves self-sufficiency in milk production

Kerala Minister for Dairy Development K Raju has declared that the State has achieved self-sufficiency in milk production. This has been achieved in the face of adverse circumstances including inclement weather and the Covid-19 pandemic, he told newspersons here.

“During 2019-20, Kerala State Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Milma) procured an average 12.5 lakh litres of milk per day. The per day sales was at an average of 13.37 lakh litres. To meet excess demand, we had to rely on cooperative institutions in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka,” the minister said.

Trawling for trouble: Chinese fishing off Arabian Sea irks Indian fishermen

Chinese intrusion into Indian territory seems not confined across land borders alone. The seas around also are abound with adventurous fishermen from across the territorial waters who violate the borders with impunity.

Increased presence of Chinese fishing trawlers, especially in the Arabian Sea, has forced the country’s mechanised fishing boat operators to voice their concern. It is pointed out that more than 1,000 such trawlers are prowling the waters off the West Coast, exploiting India’s fishery resources.

After regulated cropping, Telangana govt now asks farmers to frequently rotate crops

After experimenting with Cropping Regulation System for two agricultural seasons and dropping the practice, the Telangana government has now asked farmers to rotate the crops frequently.

“The practice of farmers going in for one crop on a regular basis should be done away with. There is a need to change (rotate) in crops in order to increase the yields,” Telangana’s Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, told officials.

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