Agriculture Current Affair 30 October 2020

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Export of onion seeds banned

The government has prohibited export of onion seeds with immediate effect responding to its reported shortage in the domestic market and rising prices of onions in the country.

“The export of onion seeds is prohibited with immediate effect. The provisions for Transitional Arrangement (Para 1.05 of the FTP 2015-20) shall not be applicable under this notification,” stated a notification circulated by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade on Thursday.

Blockchain tech to bring fin services to TN farmers

Farmers in Tamil Nadu are set to experience the benefits of country’s first blockchain technology-based financial services initiative.

A pilot that is being led by the University of Hyderabad will bring all the stakeholders together to make it easier for the farmers to get access to finance.

Irrigation makes living miserable in Indo-Gangetic belt: Study

Irrigation may have helped the Indo-Gangetic plains (IGP) become India’s food basket, but it is making living miserable for people in this highly-irrigated region, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience on Monday evening.


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