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Diversifying Agriculture in Punjab - By Dr B K Singh & Ruchi Sinha

In 1947 British left India as a starving nation and State of Punjab bleeding from partition. Plagued the successive droughts and starvation deaths lead to some adventurous decisions by the Govt of India. Thanks to the then PM Smt. Indira Gandhi, Sri C Subramaniam Minister of Agriculture for their leadership and political will to allow foreign bred seeds into India for adoption on mass scale. (Today we continue to dither on GMOs). The green revolution started in mid 1960s with introduction of high yielding of Paddy verity (IR-8) ex IRRI Philippines and Wheat(K-68) ex Mexico.   Both the varieties were dwarf in height compared to crops traditionally grown in India and faced farmers reluctance in adoption.    Scientific endeavors of Dr M S Swaminathan and Norman Borlaug, backed by Innovative Extensions Methodologies invented by Dr K N Singh to roll out quickly new verities to selected hard working and innovation guzzling farmers of the then Punjab through National Demonstrations. This meth
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LOWER POTATO PRODUCTION EXPECTED THIS YEAR IN NORTH INDIA: Inclement Weather in most growing areas be responsible

Potatoes are the most staple diet of India. It is grown in abundance in northern India. Being a staple diet, it is the most grown vegetable in India. The best season to grow potatoes is between October and December.  This year could witness sharp fall in production of Potatoes and prices could remain firm through the season. 2 Major Factors are; Factor1: Low temperatures Winter of 2021-22 has been very harsh in North India for long stretches.  Comparison minimum of temperatures for last 7 years which represents major producing districts can be seen from chart below: Temperatures in 2021-22 have persistently be lower than that of corresponding period in 2020-21 An Ideal temperature for growing potatoes is between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius. Anything lower or higher than this range means the potato growth gets affected. When temperatures drop drastically the potato grows at a slower rate. And this happens due to lower oxidation levels which invariably leads to lessened tubular growth. F

One nation, one market

Every farmer’s dream wants an optimum price for their crops. But there is an immense disparity between the actual price and price fetched for the crops. One nation, one market is an agricultural concept developed by the Government for the betterment of farmers. This concept has just been in books and bills till now. But 2016 saw one more step towards the landmark, One nation, one market concept. This is going to be the ultimate revolution when it does become a common platform for the farmers to sell their agricultural products. In 2016, the Government launched the idea for the flagship scheme of One nation, one market. It is based on the progressive idea that all Agricultural products can be sold at one price. It paves way for the unified market without any jurisdiction. One nation, one market will eventually integrate all the APMC’s in one place. Benefits of One nation, one market:- Every farmer has heard about this concept but knows very little about it. One nation, one market

कृषि क्षेत्र मे महिलाओं का योगदान

  आज महिलाएं हर जगह हर क्षेत्र में अव्वल स्थान पर है चाहे वो घर का काम हो या बाहर का काम वह दोनों चीजों में सामंजस्य बैठा के आगे बढ़ रही है और हर चीज़ को अच्छे से संभाल रही है। वह पुरुषों के साथ कदम से कदम मिलाकर चल रही है ऐसा कोई क्षेत्र नहीं जहाँ उन्होंने अपना नाम रोशन न किया हो। बात की जाए कृषि क्षेत्र की , कृषि क्षेत्र में जितना योगदान पुरुषों का है उतना ही योगदान महिलाओं का भी है ।   भारत की लगभग 70 फीसदी आबादी ग्रामीण इलाकों में रहती है जिनके आय का जरिया खेती से ही निकलता है। घरेलू कार्य के साथ साथ वह खेत का सारा कार्य अच्छे से संभालती है। अनेक कार्य जैसे पौधों को रोपना , बीज लगाना फसलों की कटाई आदि कामों में वह निपुण हैं साथ ही साथ अन्य कार्य जैसे पशुपालन , मुर्गी पालन , मधुमक्खी पालन आदि को भी वे बड़ी बखूबी से निभाती हैं अन्य कार्य जैसे दूध घी एवं दही बनाना , आचार एवं चटनी , पापड़ आदि बनाने से वह आमदनी अंकित कमाती हैं और घर संभालती हैं। आज के समय में वह नई तकनीकों को सीखकर अच्छा पैसा और काम दोनों कमा रही हैं और अपना योगदान कृषि में बखूबी दे रही है । कृषि क्षेत्र में महिलाओ

Career growth of Agriculture in the Public sector

  India is an agriculture-based economy accounting for nearly 60% of our GDP. It is no wonder then that it has emerged as the most prominent industry and the highest job provider. This change has become most prominent in the past few years and is poised to grow at a much more rate. This is different from the earlier notion where Agriculture was limited to farming only. The new scenario has undergone a complete overhaul. Today it is possible for the youth to have a vibrant career in the Agriculture sector more so in the Public sector as well.   As a lot of rural youth is connected to the Fasal Salah agriculture app so it has taken the responsibility on is its shoulder to keep you updated. All you have to do is to download the “Fasal Salah Agriculture App” from google play store and have a look on the Job section where you can easily find the perfect solution as it is categorized in the form of 10 th , 12 th and agriculture job format. According to agricultural experts, Jobs in the

SPICES MONTHLY REPORT- Nov-Dec 2021

Market Overview of November Month :   Ø Crop Sowing: -   ·          Crop is late due to rain effect. But sowing is too high in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh ·          Last year, Fennel was sown in 41970 hectares in Gujarat. ·          So far this year, Fennel has been sown in 21300 hectares. Last year till this date 28600 hectares area was sown. ·          So far, sowing of Fennel is 50.75% as compared to Total Sowing of Last Year and 74.05% as compared to this date of last year.   Ø Coriander Market: - Market increased by 10-15 Rs   ·          The arrival of coriander has started decreasing in the mandis of MP-Rajasthan. This time in Madhya Pradesh, due to late rains, there is a possibility of delay in sowing there. ·          On the other hand, farmers have prepared the fields in Rajasthan and due to less production of old crops, gradually the arrival in raw mandis has started decreasing. ·          In Neemuch, Mandsaur, Kumbhraj, Ratlam lines, due to the decrease in the arrival of cor

COTTON NEWSLETTER

  Market Highlights Domestic For the 2021-22 season, cotton narma prices have reached Rs. 8500-9000 per quintal in the Anupgarh market of Sri Ganganagar. The minimum support price fixed by the government for medium stable is Rs. 5726 and for long stable Rs. 6025 per quintal.  Trend of cotton arrival in different mandis of Punjab’s southern districts is not indicative of major crop loss at this stage. Initial girdawari inputs submitted last week claimed that standing crop on 4-lakh acres of the 7-lakh acres’ area was severely hit. However, the sale of raw cotton in mandis is inconsonant with the loss projections. Cotton production in Gujarat is likely to grown by 10-12% in the new cotton season begining in october. Despite lower acreage, the output is expected to increase in 2021-22 due to the improved yield following recent spell of rain and favourable climatic conditions. A recent Pan-India survey conducted by a Mumbai-based company dealing in cotton pegged Gujarat’s production at 105