Procurement of kharif season groundnut to start after Diwali in Gujarat

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Following a bumper groundnut crop projection after a record sowing of the oilseeds for kharif 2020-21, the Gujarat government announced to start operations for groundnut procurement at minimum support price from 19 November, 2020 onwards. The state estimates the output of oilseed crop at 54.6 lakh tonnes for Kharif season 2020 Jayesh Radadiya, Minister for […]

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Pune gets the first e-Kisan mandi; NAFED to set up several more

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The country’s first e-kisan mandi became operational in Pune last week, reports Financial Express. The Pune facility includes around 30 FPCs in Pune district. Traders or retail market chains will be registered on the mandi for making online purchases from farmers. NAFED’s arm, Federation of Farmer Producer Organisations and Aggregators (FIFA) entered into a 51:49% […]

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Gujarat state mulls a strategic alliance with Amazon Fresh for horticulture produce

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The Gujarat government is in the process for a strategic tie-up with multinational giant Amazon Fresh to ensure higher prices to horticulturists by giving them a platform to sell their produce in larger cities, Financial Express reports. Sources in the state agriculture department told Financial Express that the idea is to create a nationwide supply […]

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