Agriculture Current Affair 4 December 2020

Hatsun opens 3,000th daily outlet, aims for more expansion

Hatsun Agro Product Ltd, a leading private sector dairy company in India, inaugurated its 3,000th HAP Daily outlet in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. HAP Daily is the retail concept of Hatsun Agro that offers milk, milk products and ice creams.

In addition to the entire range of Arun Ice creams, HAP Daily outlets will selectively retail other products such as Arokya milk, Hatsun – curd, paneer, milk beverage, yoghurt shakes, ghee, butter, skimmed milk powder and dairy whitener in various markets. HAP Daily outlets will also supply its products to retail outlets within the vicinity thereby increasing ease of availability of its products and expanding the brand reach, says a company press release.

Indo-Gangetic Plain ‘high in atmospheric ammonia’

The Indo-Gangetic Plain is the global hotspot of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) due to intense agricultural activities and fertiliser production. Atmospheric ammonia is typically generated due to agricultural activities including the use of nitrogenous fertilisers, manure management, soil and water management practices and animal husbandry.

The study done jointly by IIT-Kharagpur in collaboration with IITM Pune and European researchers and called “Record high levels of atmospheric ammonia over India: Spatial and temporal analyses” has also confirmed a direct correlation between atmospheric ammonia emissions and fire counts. Atmospheric ammonia is growing rapidly at a rate of 0.08 per cent annually during the summer-monsoon covering the June to August period.

Trouw Nutrition invests €20 m to set up feed plants in Telangana

Trouw Nutrition, an arm of the Netherlands-based Nutreco, has invested €20 million to set up two animal nutrition and feed manufacturing facilities in India. The company is also looking at acquisitions in the animal feed value chain in India.

“We have both organic and inorganic growth plans to expand its footprints in South Asia. Though currently the company’s thrust is on business-to-business segment, the next steps are to foray into business-to-farmer segment,” said Jurriën Zandbergen, Managing Director, Nutreco (Asia).

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