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Kerala pineapple growers seek help as lockdown hits harvest

    

The Centre’s initiative to help tomato farmers in Madhya Pradesh market their harvested stock has prompted Kerala’s pineapple growers to seek similar help from the authorities. According to growers, around 5,000 tonnes of pineapple is ready...

Work pending to fix supply chain disruptions in agri-sector

    

The government, on Wednesday, clarified that shops selling seeds and pesticides are out of the purview of the lockdown. However, a lot is yet to be done to ensure logistics for smooth functioning of the sector and avoid black marketing of agri-inputs. Covid-19...

Agriculture Ministry takes quick action to help tomato farmers in Barwani

    

Madhya Pradesh Govt orders issue of curfew passes With chaos in farm mandis across the country following the nationwide lockdown, BusinessLine on Thursday featured a story, ‘‘As mandis get shut, here are five ways the government...

Tea estates’ cup of woes boils over

    

Kerala gardens reeling under a financial crisis Tea growers in Kerala are keeping their fingers crossed as the current lockdown has forced them to leave their tea bushes unplucked. The un-harvested leaves, once matured, can neither be used for production...

There is enough produce, supply chain is the problem, say suppliers

    

Situation expected to improve as State governments issue passes for vehicles transporting essential goods The supply of essentials such as groceries and vegetables is set to ease gradually over the next few days as States have started issuing passes...

Coronavirus, a thorn in the side for Kerala pineapple growers

    

The euphoria over a rising trend in pineapple prices has started waning, with coronavirus dampening the prospects of growers on account of a subdued upcountry demand. It is peak period in North India, especially after the winter season and setting...

Telangana to clear ₹16,000-cr farm loans in 4 phases

    

The Telangana Government has notified guidelines for the implementation of farm loan waiver for all loans between outstanding April 1, 2014, and December 11, 2018, with a cap of ₹1 lakh for each farmer. Commercial banks have been asked to prepare...

Even a limited regional nuclear conflict can hit global food security: Study

    

Climate scientists studying potential climatic impacts of nuclear war on global food production have found that even a limited nuclear war can trigger an unprecedented planet-wide food shortage and probable starvation lasting more than a decade. Citing...

Spices Board to resume cardamom auctions in Puttady from today

    

Suspension of auctions in Bodinayakanur to continue till month-end The Spices Board will resume cardamom auctions in the e-auction centre at Puttady in Idukki from today (Wednesday) till March 30, consequent to the permission granted by the medical...

Coronavirus leaves Lasalgaon onion traders anxious about exports

    

Lasalgaon, Asia's largest wholesale market for onions, is gearing up for increased exports amid hopes that the coronavirus outbreak will not curtail demand for the bulb. Maharashtra has a 33 per cent share of India’s onion production; 80-90...

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