In a move to help farmers of Telangana, the State CM K Chandrashekar Rao announced to establish paddy-based food processing industries. The announcement came on June 20, as a part of the 21-day Telangana formation Day celebrations, which kick-started on June 2. For the construction of the food processing units in all districts, the KCR Government estimated an amount of Rs 2,000 crores, which will be major boost to farmers.
In view of sustainable growth demand, Anand Bodh and Arpit Dhupar founded Dharaksha Ecosolutions in 2020. The Faridabad-based B2B startup converts paddy straw stubble into biodegradable packaging material. Getting into details about this start-up, Dhupar said, "We want to eliminate the sources of pollution and replace them with sustainable alternatives." The company owned by Arpit and Anand, is a venture aiming to contribute towards a… read-more
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In a similar case to which farmers are protesting, a Delhi-based rice company has denied buying paddy from farmers of MP’s Hoshangabad district, citing the produce contained toxic chemical Hexa. After actions from the local administration, the company bought paddy from 12 farmers; however, later again backed out of its promise. The farmers blamed that the company backed out because it was no longer under 'mandi control' due to the new farm… read-more
Farmers in Bihar sold their produced paddy in the open market at rates 'below the Minimum Support Price', due to extended-delays during the paddy procurement process by Primary Agriculture Credit Society (PACS). Though the MSP is Rs 1868 per quintal, several farmers have sold the paddy at around Rs 800-1200 per quintal. Acknowledging the delay, the in-charge for procurement process said, "Procurement will speed up in the coming days."
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Kerala government on September 9 announced a financial assistance of Rs. 2,000 per hectare to paddy cultivators. The decision is aimed to encourage owners in continuing paddy cultivation in their lands. The state government has allocated Rs. 40 crore for this scheme from integrated paddy development funds. Agriculture Minister Sunil Kumar said that the production has risen by two lakh tonnes in the last four years after the government's… read-more
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