Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ladakh has been branded by APEDA Organic Fruit Sea Buckthorn, nothing ...

Gandhinagar, 26 July 2021 APEDA will provide special assistance for branding and promotion of Ladakh products. The target is to make Ladakh an organic zone by the year 2025. A lot of emphasis will be placed on the branding of a fruit called sea buckthorn which is used for medicine. Fruits are rich in vitamin C, omega and other essential nutrients....

Maize production decreased in Gujarat due to armyworm, area increased

Gandhinagar, 25 July 2021 Farmers who have been cultivating maize for the last several years are troubled by the fall of the Fall Armyworm. This time in most of the states, the maize crop is declining due to the outbreak of the disease. The area under maize cultivation has reduced, last year the farmers had to suffer a lot due to armyworm. Pro...

Farmers in trouble due to lack of sowing in 5 to 6 thousand villages o...

Gandhinagar, 14 July 2021 Monsoon officially started in Gujarat on 15th June and today after a month, it is on 14th July 2021, Yet, barely 50 per cent of the area has been sown. Farmers could not sow in 50 percent of the fields. There are 27 talukas that have received two inches of rain where farmers are in trouble. In 5500 to 6 thousand village...

Demand for good Poi Bhaji benefits for cancer, kidney and heart diseas...

Gandhinagar, 14 June 2021 According to scientists, 300-400 grams of green vegetables should be eaten daily. In which 116 grams of leafy vegetables should be eaten. It is considered a complete diet. The yield of Poi Bhaji (Bacella alba) in the field is 150 to 300 quintals per hectare. Watering has to be done in 10-15 days. It can be beneficial fo...

Palm oil is the way to farmers’ ruin

Dilip Patel, Ahmedabad 11 July 2021 Oil from palm fruit is a big blow to Gujarat's oil production. The price of single oil and cotton oil in Gujarat is barely 800-1200 kg per hectare. Then abroad palm produced is of 5000 to 6000 kg per hectare. Palm oil is cheap because of production. Therefore it is a loss deal for the farmers of Gujarat. If pa...

In Gujarat, 2 lakh tonnes banana fiber, a mill has been started to mak...

Dilip Patel Gandhinagar, 8 July 2021 Navsari University has developed the technology of making cloth and paper by making banana stem. 10 years after its invention, a banana thread cloth-making project begins next month in Maharashtra. It was discovered in Gujarat in 2011. But its production was not commercially feasible for 10 years. Now the ...

Paddy purchase at half a percent support price, injustice to the farme...

Gandhinagar, 7 July 2021 The Narmada project does not allow to grow 100 lakh tonnes of rice in Gujarat, but buys half a percent of rice from Gujarat on support price from rice growers. When Gujarat built India's largest Narmada irrigation scheme, rice production should have been as much as 133 million tonnes if Punjab's farmers grew. But producti...

If rain does not come in 22 days, Gujarat farmers will lose crores of ...

Gandhinagar, 6 July 2021 There has been no rain in Gujarat for the last 10 days. There is no possibility of the Meteorological Department coming till 12 July 2021. Thus, at least 50 percent of the 45 lakh hectares that do not receive 20 days of rainfall are at risk. Irrigation of rained crops can also reduce production by 50 percent. Sowin...

Similar effect of climate change on Dussehri of Lucknow and Kesar mang...

Gandhinagar, 2 July 2021 Kesar mango of Gujarat and Dussehri mangoes of Lucknow have been badly damaged due to climate change. Both these mangoes are world famous for their colour, texture and taste. Both Keri have suffered heavy losses this year due to climate change. Both the mango crops are in trouble. The production of all types of mangoes i...

Lack of nutrients in Rice and Roti

Gandhinagar, 24 June 2021 To deal with the deficiency of nutrients like zinc and iron in the body, doctors recommend a good diet. But rice and bread are no longer as nutritious as before. Nutrients are decreasing in rice and wheat. Most of the wheat and rice are eaten in Gujarat. The 17 to 30 percent drop in zinc and iron has raised many heal...

Use of Beejamrut to germinate the seed in sowing

Gandhinagar, 23 June 2021 Due to good rains in Gujarat, farmers have started sowing in Bhima Agiyaras. Out of 58 lakh, farmers sum have been found to be using Bijamrut on seeds before sowing in 95 lakh hectares of land. Beejamrut reduces the use of pesticides, fertilizers and increases production. This time instead of using septum on expensive ...

Difference of Rs 100 in the price of cottonseed and Groundnut oil, far...

Gandhinagar, 19 June 2021 With this price, farmers are sowing more cotton this year. Last year, 25.53 lakh hectares were sown. This time the early cultivation of cotton is expected to increase to 27 lakh hectares. Farmers have so far sown in one lakh hectares. Which was 78 thousand hectares during this last year. Thus there will be good growth i...

Rich people living in semi-dark age for 5 months in Shilaj, Ahmedabad,...

Gandhinagar, 17 June 2021 In Nandoli near Shilaj, Ahmedabad there is no electricity for 12 hours in the last 48 hours. Even after complaining on the phone several times, there was no improvement. Government officials don't even answer. Customer Service Center picks up the phone and half listens. If there is no electricity for 24 hours in two days,...

A mango costs Rs 1,200, controversy arose over its success in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, 17 June 2021 There has been controversy regarding the planting of the Noorjahan mango. The price ranges from Rs 700 to Rs 1,200 per mango. But it is cultivated by 3 farmers in Kattiwada of Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is not cultivated much as compared to other farmers, so its popularity does not increase as it is not comm...

64 lakh billion liters of irrigation water became unusable in 200 dams...

Gandhinagar, 17 June 2021 Narmada dam is 48 percent full. 206 dams across the state are 40 per cent full. 64 lakh billion liters of water is falling. The water is running out. Had that water been given to the field, it would have given a boost to the agricultural economy. If the agricultural economy is good, the construction industry and the autom...