There has been a lot of speculation about India offering to open up its dairy and poultry market, including by extending duty concessions, to US imports. The picture on the ground so far, though, has been quite the opposite.
Anup Kumar, Principal Secretary of Animal Husbandry, Marketing and Dairy Development Department said the animal husbandry commissioner has been instructed to take necessary steps in the matter following instructions from Cabinet Minister Sunil Kedar.
The main aim of the committee is to advise the government on various dynamics of the sector and trade. The GR talks about how this committee will take stock of the situation and advise steps, which will help both farmers and consumers.
After two years of surplus sugar production, the world sugar market has entered a period of deficit, with the International Sugar Organisation (ISO) talking about about a 55-lt dip for the 2019-20 (November-October) crushing season.
Ginners from Khandesh — comprising Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nashik and Ahmednagar districts — are hopeful to export directly to Bangladesh. In this regard, a special team will be leaving for Bangladesh towards the end of February.
Since the spread of the Coronavirus, posts on social media, especially WhatsApp forwards, have linked the virus with consumption of broiler chicken. While the first spread of the virus is speculated to be zoonotic in nature — spreading from animals to humans — the subsequent spread has been mostly human to human.
In her Budget speech, the Finance Minister also mentioned about the government’s plan to eliminate Foot and Mouth Disease, brucellosis in cattle, and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in sheep and goat by 2025.
Last September, the vineyards of Nashik encountered heavy destruction, as unseasonal rain lashed the area. Estimates have shown that of the 1.4 lakh hectares of grapes in the region, around 5,000 hectares were affected.
As with the elections of local self-government bodies, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government lost no time in undoing the changes in the election process effected by the previous government. The first of the change was suspension of the over 600 expert directors appointed in the 302 agricultural produce marketing committees (APMCs).
Between September and December, when retail onion prices soared from around Rs 30 to Rs 100-plus per kg (they have since fallen to Rs 50 or so), Paswan has similarly urged state governments through Twitter to “act” against alleged hoarders of the bulb.
Meanwhile, Dilip Mohite Patil, NCP MLA from Khed constituency in Pune and the chairman of Maharashtra State Federation of Market Committees, has demanded scrapping of the present method of electing directors and chairmen of these wholesale markets and reverting to the old method of indirect elections.