Unconvinced over benefits, Madhya Pradesh may quit PM crop insurance scheme

Joseph B. Hash

Will Madhya Pradesh be the initially BJP-ruled State to arrive out of the Key Minister Narendra Modi’s pet crop insurance coverage scheme? In accordance to remarkably-positioned sources, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan governing administration is toying with the thought of exiting the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) as it feels the farmers in the State are not benefiting from it.

If it does, it could be a important shame for the Modi governing administration, which has portrayed PMFBY as a terrific good results story, and could also threaten the pretty existence of the scheme. For, M.P. accounts for practically a

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Locusts threaten cotton crop in the North

Joseph B. Hash

In what could be an early setback for the 2020-21 cotton crop, the desert locusts are viewed posing a risk to the fibre crop in North India. Farmers in Rajasthan and areas of Punjab have started out increasing alarm in excess of the locust assault that has started out ravaging their not too long ago-sowed cotton crop.

“Tiddis (locusts) have just about wrecked the fresh new vegetation of the cotton plants. The scenario is poor in northern and western Rajasthan. The plantation is just at the early stage and if fast motion is not taken, the hurt will unfold in

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Field spice crop prospects look bright this season

Joseph B. Hash

 

Great monsoon and bigger acreage, supported by favourable weather conditions conditions, have brightened crop prospective buyers for essential field spices – developed on the field and not on the plants – which includes cumin seed (jeera) and coriander seeds (dhana), among many others.

The Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS) on Sunday launched its crop estimate for jeera with 29 for each cent soar in crop dimensions from very last yr, from 4,sixteen,600 tonnes in 2019 to five,35,500 tonnes this yr.

Larger acreage

The full location beneath jeera has amplified by about 25 for each cent at 10,25,600 hectares. Gujarat

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