Agriculture Current Affair 29 November 2020

Rabi sown area up 4% to 348 lakh hectare

A significant increase in planting of gram and mustard has resulted in total rabi sowing area going up by 4 per cent to 348 lakh hectares (lh) as compared to around 335 lh in the same week last year, according to data released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

In a statement, the Ministry said overall trend of rabi sowing coverage is very good and it is expected to achieve the targeted area of the State as discussed with the States. Considering the pandemic, the progress of area coverage under rabi crops is satisfactory as on date, it said.

Now, you can find where millet foods are available

Have you just started enjoying millet foods but wondering where to find the best options? Here’s some help. The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has opened an online search window to help the millet lovers find various choices available.

Mirra’s filter coffee making in-roads in TN market

After focussing on institutional sales of the coffee bean for decades, Mother Mirra Group of Companies has forayed into the retail space with its filter coffee brand ‘Mirra’s’.

The company with coffee plantations located at Coorg in Karnataka is planning to leverage its brand presence at Coimbatore and Chennai in TN before expanding to other cities and States.

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