Soaring mercury hits J&K and Himachal’s apples and Maharashtra’s orange crops

The absence of pre-monsoon rain and heatwave circumstances in India have affected two main fruit crops in India, apples and oranges. With maximum temperatures hovering appreciably above the normal range in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have left apple growers anxious. The unusually high temperature compared to the previous years will dent the apple […]

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In fiscal 22 (2021-22) India’s agriculture exports grew by 20% to hit $ 50 billion

India’s exports of agricultural products, including marine and plantation products, for 2021-22 hit a record at $50 billion, an increase by 20% year on year. As per the provisional figures released by DGCIS ( Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics) last week, the export growth has been achieved mostly because of a surge in shipments […]

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Manipur’s Tamenglong Oranges and Hathei Chilli get GI Tag

India’s northeastern state Manipur’s Tamenglong orange, a species of the mandarin family, and Hathei, a chilli variation, have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) status by the government. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said in a tweet, “I’m happy to share that two (two) Manipur products, Hathei Chilly and Tamenglong Orange, have been given the GI […]

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Kisan Rail marks its 150th run from Maharashtra to Malda carrying onions

The 150th Kisan Rail departed from Nagarsol in Maharashtra on 10 May 2021, carrying 246 tonnes of onions, to Malda Town of West Bengal. The South Central Railway had commenced the operation of Kisan Rail in the beginning of 2021. The first rail departed from Nagarsol on January 5. In about 126 days, 150 rounds have been completed. Till now, Kisan Rail has transported about 47,957 tonnes […]

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