Agriculture Current Affair 3 March 2021

States take measures to revive 202 sick sugar mills across the country

The measures include PPPs and collaborations

The State governments are taking various steps, including private, public partnerships and collaborations to revive non-operational sugar mills.

Recently, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution told the Lok Sabha that there are 202 non-operational sugar mills across the States while 493 mills are operational.

Why realization is lower for rice exports this fiscal

Intense rivalry among exporters to grab orders

Intense competition among Indian rice exporters has led to rice shipment prices fetching lower prices despite India carrying a huge stocks of the cereals.

The lower realisations come at a time when the global food prices are showing an upward trend with rise in in the volumes shipped from the country.

Taskforce on rubber recommends to treat NR as agricultural product

The taskforce on the rubber sector constituted by the Central Government has recommended that natural rubber be treated as an agricultural product, the State government informed the Kerala High Court.

The taskforce also recommended that the Union Ministry of Agriculture should examine the possibility of including the natural rubber under the MSP scheme.

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