Madhvi Sally

  • Labour shortage to delay crop harvest

    Labour shortage to delay crop harvest

    Apart from procurement, planting of cotton and summer ‘moong’ pulses is a challenge for farmers in Madhya Pradesh, UP, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan because of concerns of labour shortage as well as availability of fertilizers and seeds.

    Traders concerned over advance payments made to farmers

    Traders concerned over advance payments made to farmers

    More than 100 traders from Delhi, who get mango from South India, have given Rs 150-200 crore to farmers, said traders. Some 250 traders who buy mango from Uttar Pradesh have provided another Rs 200-250 crore as advance payment and were expected to a give a similar amount ahead of the harvest which begins in May-June, traders said.

    Food, medicine supply still choked; Transport bottlenecks show signs of easing

    Food, medicine supply still choked; Transport bottlenecks show signs of easing

    Prices of potato, dairy items and meat may rise further with cold storages running out of refrigerants. The poultry industry is in distress as they are unable to get feed for birds. Retail chains said customers continued to hoard, leaving very low stocks of staples like atta, poha, rajmaand packaged food like biscuits and instant noodles.

    Farmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields

    Farmers left stranded with fruit and veggies lying in the fields

    Farmer leaders said the situation is worse than demonetisation, which only delayed payments and did not damage the crop. But now, they said, losses will mount because it is harvest time for grapes, watermelons, bananas, muskmelon, chana, cotton, chillies, turmeric, jeera, coriander, onion and potato.

    State governments start home delivery of milk, fruits, vegetables and groceries

    State governments start home delivery of milk, fruits, vegetables and groceries

    This is aimed at avoiding panic among consumers for essential food items. Twelve thousand vendors have been approved in Uttar Pradesh to home deliver essential commodities, said Devesh Chaturvedi, principal secretary, agriculture, Uttar Pradesh. In the Delhi NCR region Mother Dairy doubled its supplies of fruits and vegetable in its 310 stores to 330 tonnes.

  • No blogs yet have been written by the author, we’re sure the author will contribute one soon

Other useful Links


Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service