Agriculture Current Affair 8 November 2020

Centre of Excellence for Vegetable and Flowers comes up at Wayanad

Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Vegetable and Flowers at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal under Kerala Agricultural University in Wayanad.

He said the centre, with technology support from the Netherlands government, is poised to usher in a new era in the agricultural development of the State through commercial vegetables and floriculture.

Farmer groups protest against agri laws in Punjab, Haryana

Over 5,00,000 farmers and farm workers held demonstrations at 2,500 locations in 18 States blocking road traffic for 4 hours demanding the repeal of three recently-passed farm legislations by the government, according to a statement from All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which called for the protest.

AIKSCC, a coalition of over 200 farmer groups across the country, said the demonstration was massive in Haryana, Punjab and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. There were protests in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Tea Board’s Nov price 84% more than last year’s

The Tea Board has fixed ₹23.92 a kg as the average price for the green leaf for November in The Nilgiris district.

Factories buying green leaf from small growers (popularly called bought leaf factories) which they use as raw material for processing into manufactured tea have to pay the minimum amount this month.

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