Agriculture Current Affair 5 February 2021

Centre to add another 1,000 mandis to eNAM

The government would integrate an additional 1,000 mandis with electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) in the coming financial year to enhance farmers’ access to multiple markets and buyers across the country, an official statement said on Thursday.

The Agriculture Ministry has linked 1,000 mandis in the country to eNAM and the latest Budget has made provisions for extending this to another 1,000 mandis, the statement said adding that over 1.69 crore farmers and 1.55 lakh traders have already registered on the digital platform.

Maharashtra cabinet approves water conservation programme

The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday approved the implementation of Chief Minister Water Conservation Programme, costing ₹1,340.75 crore. Under the programme, water sources would be repaired, which will enhance the State’s irrigation capacity.

The period of the programme is from April 2020 to March 2023, a media statement said.

KSINC bags ₹2,950-crore order from US firm for deep sea fishing project

Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) has bagged one of the major work orders worth ₹2,950 crore from a US firm EMCC International for deep sea fishing.

The project, in which an MoU was singed between N Prasanth, Managing Director, KSINC, and Shiju Varghese, President, EMCC International, consist of building 400 deep sea fishing trawlers for the fishing communities and port development activities, among others.

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