Veggies can turn around farmers’ fortunes: Experts

Mary P. Humphrey

If there is one particular sector that exhibits guarantee amidst the financial disaster post Covid-19, it is agriculture as the demand for food stuff proceeds to grow. But in buy to make it successful, farmers should be inspired to grow greens.

With big variety and shorter harvesting periods, vegetable crops could alter the fortunes of farmers, authorities stated.

In a webinar organised by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) on Friday, agri-economists, start out-ups and representatives from the agricultural industry talked about how greens could substantially returns to farmers.

The webinar, with the concept Techniques and

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Wheat procurement is swift in Punjab

Mary P. Humphrey

 

The nationwide lockdown seems to have had no adverse impression on wheat procurement in Punjab, with the whole quantity of grains gathered for the Central pool until May perhaps one remaining extra than seventy four lakh tonnes (lt), a tad reduced than 75.five lt procured through the corresponding period of time past 12 months.

Most other States, which includes neighbouring Haryana, managed to procure much less than 50 percent wheat from farmers on bare minimum aid rate (MSP) above the previous rabi marketing and advertising time.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Point out agencies selected by FCI order wheat

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