Agriculture Current Affair 28 November 2020

IIT Banaras working on research-based development in farm sector

The Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi is working closely with farmers to drive research-based development in the agriculture sector to increase the contribution of rural areas in Indian economy.

Professor Pramod Kumar Jain, Director, IIT (BHU), Varanasi said the importance of sustainable development has gathered momentum amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. Academicians attached to the University are working in diverse areas to address challenges of climate action, health and economic sustainability.

CMFRI extends support to fish farmers, opens live counter

In a move to create a market avenue for fish farmers, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has opened a ‘Live Fish Counter’ at its campus offering consumers quality seafood farmed in cages.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches Nafed’s Honey FPO Programme

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday launched five Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) for producing honey which will be set up with the help of NAFED in East Champaran (Bihar), Morena (Madhya Pradesh), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Sunderbans (West Bengal), an official statement said.

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