Maharashtra farmers begin pro-GM crop agitation

HTBT cotton sowed in Wardha district

The Shetkari Sanghatana (SS), the apex overall body of farmers in Maharashtra, introduced professional-GM crop agitation by sowing HTBT cotton in Murgaon Khose village in Wardha district these days.

Khushal Balaji Hiwarkar, a farmer and member of SS sowed HTBT cotton seeds in his subject to mark the launch of the agitation. Farmers will keep on the agitation in other pieces of the State.

SS President Anil Ghanwat reported, “ Farmers will defy the ban on GM crop and sow HTBT cotton, soybean, brinjal and corn in the kharif season”. The delegation of farmers

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CSIR’s Kisan Sabha App to connect farmers to supply chain

Mary P. Humphrey

India’s ongoing lockdown has threatened the agriculture sector as it overlaps with the time of harvest. In the present circumstance of COVID-19, farmers are looking for enable in using their create to the marketplace, as also in procuring seeds, fertilizer, and so on. from the marketplace. A sturdy supply chain administration is urgently demanded to facilitate the timely delivery of the create at the greatest attainable charges.

The Central Street Study Institute (CRRI), a CSIR lab, has appear up with an application identified as Kisan Sabha to resolve the troubles similar to the agricultural supply chain. The App was remotely

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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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Rajasthan farmers forced to sell produce for cheaper rates, say leaders

Mary P. Humphrey

Farmers in lots of areas of Rajasthan are forced to offer their generate, viz., barley, gram, and mustard at substantially decreased level than the Minimum Assistance Selling price (MSP) as the Central and Point out governments did not begin procurement although making it possible for mandis to function, claimed farmer leaders in the Point out.

“Normally, Foodstuff Company of India (FCI) and Rajasthan Point out Cooperative Advertising and marketing Federation begin rabi procurement period on April fifteen. This time, they have postponed the procurement until Could 1, although making it possible for grain mandis to function,” claimed Shopatram Meghwal, a

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How Maharashtra farmers are earning through direct selling amid Covid-19 lockdown

Mary P. Humphrey

Compact farmers in Maharashtra are joining arms to consider greens and fruits to the doorsteps of housing societies as huge markets and Agricultural Develop Industry Committees (APMCs) are not completely performing because of lockdown. 

In quite a few locations, the district administration is connecting farmers’ groups to housing complexes. As a end result, gains earned is immediately accruing to cultivators as a substitute of receiving divided amongst middlemen and wholesale dealers, even though individuals are receiving a far better offer.

A group of vegetable farmers in Parbhani district have fashioned a chain to accumulate greens from fields and consider the

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