Agriculture Current Affair 7 October 2020

Chhattisgarh: Agri varsity develops soil-testing kit for farmers

The Raipur-based Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) has developed a portable soil testing kit, which will help farmers determine the nutritional content of soil on their land, an official said on Tuesday.

The kit received a patent certificate from the Central government last week, following which the university has initiated the process of its commercial production, the official from the university said.

Telangana paddy area doubles to 53 lakh acres

The paddy acreage in Telangana has seen record growth as the farmers sowed the crop in 52.55 lakh acres this kharif as against the season-normal of 27 lakh acres last year.

The State, under its new regulated cropping system, wanted the farmers to grow paddy in 42 lakh acres. But the target has far exceeded with farmers tapping into the new irrigation potential that the State created in the last two-three years.

NDDB, Ladakh in pact to conduct survey for promotion of dairying

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the Union Territory Administration of Ladakh on Tuesday inked an agreement to conduct a benchmark survey in the newly formed UT. The survey is aimed at gathering required details to prepare a roadmap for development and promotion of dairying in the UT.

Under the survey, the NDDB proposes to enumerate all the households present in the identified villages irrespective of their dairy animal holding status. NDDB officials would train nominated coordinators in the Leh and Kargil districts, who will identify village investigators for survey, monitoring and supervision of field work.

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