Agriculture Current Affair 9 April 2020

Kharif conference to be held on April 16, says Tomar

The Centre has asked the State governments to issue necessary instructions to facilitate selling of produce by farmers at their doorsteps and also to ensure smooth inter-State and intra-State movement of machines used for harvesting and sowing, such as combine harvesters.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who held a video conference with State agriculture ministers and other State officials Wednesday evening, also informed them that the kharif national conference will be held on April 16 through video conferencing.

CTTA wants to resume tea auction, seeks clarification

Expressing the desire to resume the tea auctions, the Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA) has appealed to Supriya Sahu, the Monitoring Officer of Tamil Nadu Government for The Nilgiris district, for necessary guidance and co-ordination with Centre, State, Tea Board and other agencies.

“A delegation of our eight committee members covering the sellers, buyers and brokers, led by our Chairman Jatin Dani, called on Supriya Sahu and explained the problems faced by the different sections of the trade to resume operations following the permission granted to the tea industry and trade”, CTTA Vice Chairman L Vairavan told BusinessLine.

Dakshina Kannada co-op procures rubber to support growers amidst lockdown crisis

A Dakshina Kannada-based cooperative has come forward to procure rubber from its members to help them tide over the situations arising out of the lockdown.

Shridhar Bhide, President of Belthangady Taluk Rubber Growers’ Marketing and Processing Cooperative Society Ltd, told Business Line that many of its members with marginal and small holdings are dependent on rubber for their livelihood. In such a situation, it is the duty of the cooperative to support them during the hour of crisis.

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