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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Parthasarathi Biswas


Pune police files complaint against social media posts linking coronavirus with poultry
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Sachindra Pratap Singh, commissioner of animal husbandry said that the action was taken to stop the spread of such rumours which have affected the sales of eggs and poultry meat in the last few weeks.

Explained: In Budget itself, signals that a major India-US dairy deal is unlikely
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

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.

Bumper again
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Pulses farmers are set to harvest a record chana crop, but their party could be spoiled by imports.

Maharashtra: Govt to lodge FIR against people spreading rumour linking poultry meat to coronavirus spread
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

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.

Maharashtra govt sets up panel for dairy sector: Why it is needed and what it intends to do
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

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.

Maharashtra sugar millers aim to capitalise on global prices
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

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.

Global pulses body talks about collaboration for increased consumption and cultivation in India
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Cindy Brown, Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) president while talking to The Indian Express, said India's shift from being the biggest importer of pulses has affected the global markets also.

Explained: Why Maharashtra sugar mills are paying cane fair price in parts
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The Sugarcane Control Order of 1966 mandates that mills pay the basic FRP within 14 days of purchase, failing which mills are to pay 15% per year interest.

Industry hopeful of normal cotton exports this season
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

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.

Poultry industry feels Coronavirus pinch as rumours link it to broiler chicken
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

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.

Farm credit: Warehouse receipts promise more than deliver
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Banks have lent just over Rs 1,700 crore against NWRs in eight years and, that too, mostly to traders

Budget: Protection makes dairies happy
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

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.

After unexpected dip in January, grape exports may pick up again in Feb
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

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.

Soyabean, cotton prices tumble on fears of coronavirus spreading
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

At Latur’s wholesale market, which is the largest oilseed and pulses market in the country, the average traded price of soyabean corrected by over Rs 200 per quintal in the last seven days.

Explained: Why new Maharashtra govt is undoing changes of previous govt in cooperatives
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

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).

When white turns gold
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

A simple low-cost intervention — moisture testing machine — has enabled cotton growers of this Telangana district to realise better prices.

Maharashtra: Instrumental in Raju Shetti’s Lok Sabha loss, former MoS to float new party
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

After his expulsion from the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, led by former MP and farmers’ leader Raju Shetti, Khot had floated an apolitical organisation by the name of Rayat Kranti Sanghtana.

When farmers turn to play the market
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

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.

Pune: Vegetable prices rising, pouched milk price set to increase
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Urban consumers will have to pay more for green vegetables due to the sudden rise in wholesale and retail prices.

To help Congress-NCP retain control of APMCs, Maharashtra rolls back changes by Fadnavis govt
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

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.