Agriculture Current Affair 30 August 2021

CCPA expresses grave concern over disruption in the auction system

Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations (CCPA), an umbrella organization of the tea producers’ associations has expressed grave concern on disruption of in the Auction system over the last few months.

In a letter to Tea Board of India, CCPA pointed, “CCPA notes with grave concern to continuous disruptions in the Auction system over the last few months. We would like refer to our past letters dated 5.8.21, 11.8.21 and 24.8.21.

Web version of e-GOPALA app unveiled to aid dairy farmers

The web version of e-GOPALA application developed by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has been launched on Saturday to aid dairy farmers. The NDDB has launched the web version of e-GOPALA application and IMAP web portal on Saturday which provides real-time information to dairy farmers for better productivity of dairy animals, a statement said.

It was launched by Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in presence of Meenesh Shah, Chairman, NDDB, it added.

Speaking on the occasion, Rupala said that in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Digital India’, NDDB is promoting technology-driven activities for milk producers.

Tomato prices crash to Rs 4/kg amid supply glut in most growing states

Tomato prices in wholesale markets in most producing states have crashed to as low as Rs 4 per kg amid supply glut, government data showed. In fact, the wholesale prices of tomato in 23 growing centres out of 31 monitored by the government were down by 50 per cent from the year-ago period or below three-year seasonal average. Currently, tomato crop of the early kharif (summer) season of the 2021-22 crop year (July-June) is being harvested. According to the data, the wholesale price of tomato in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh — the countrys’ top tomato growing state — fell to Rs 8 per kg on August 28 of this year from Rs 11 per kg in the year-ago period.

Similarly, the wholesale price of tomato at Jalgoan in Maharashtra — the country’s sixth largest tomato growing state — fell by 80 per cent to Rs 4 per kg on August 28 from Rs 21 per kg in the year-ago period.

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