Agriculture Current Affair 3 September 2020

Insurers see turnaround in PMFBY from 2021

Insurance companies are hopeful of a turnaround in the government’s flagship crop insurance scheme — the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) — with new guidelines and use of innovative measures. They also expect more States as well as insurers to participate from next year.

Indian seeds to be stored in Global Seed Vault

This experiment reads like a sci-fi. How about storing seeds, which the mankind depends on for survival, in a secret place — somewhere near North Pole — to save them in case of apocalypse or an act of god.

India is playing a crucial role in this experiment as the ICRISAT is contributing four seeds to be stored in this 100-year experiment that seeks to test the resilience of seeds. It will provide future generations information about the viability of seeds and the importance of regeneration to keep up with vitality.

DFPCL, Samunnati join hands to offer farmers crop-based advisory

Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (DFPCL) has announced a tie-up with Samunnati, a specialised agri value chain-enabler that offers customised financial, co-financial and non-financial solutions to stakeholders across the agri value chain.

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