Allow use of maize for ethanol production, says CACP

Lavern Vogel

The Commission for Agricultural Expenses and Charges (CACP) has recommended that the authorities allow for use of maize for generation of ethanol in the region, a go that could aid growers fetch greater selling prices.

In its rate suggestions for Kharif 2020-21, CACP said key coverage alterations were necessary for pricing, procurement and utilisation of maize in the region.

Use of maize for ethanol generation will increase demand from customers and guarantee remunerative selling prices and larger income for maize growers, CACP said and cited the example of the US, the place corn is the most intensely employed feed inventory for ethanol generation. Much more than one particular-3rd of corn is employed to make ethanol in the US, which has led to larger income income for farmers, it said. CACP believes that maize has a terrific opportunity for crop diversification in rice-wheat cropping system parts of north-western plains, the place

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Maharashtra farmers begin pro-GM crop agitation

Lavern Vogel

HTBT cotton sowed in Wardha district

The Shetkari Sanghatana (SS), the apex overall body of farmers in Maharashtra, released pro-GM crop agitation by sowing HTBT cotton in Murgaon Khose village in Wardha district these days.

Khushal Balaji Hiwarkar, a farmer and member of SS sowed HTBT cotton seeds in his field to mark the start of the agitation. Farmers will continue the agitation in other parts of the Point out.

SS President Anil Ghanwat reported, “ Farmers will defy the ban on GM crop and sow HTBT cotton, soybean, brinjal and corn in the kharif season”. The delegation of farmers met Point out Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse demanding that the Point out govt persuade the Centre to carry the ban on GM crops. The SS has commenced the campaign below the banner ‘I am a GM crop farmer – I am a criminal’. Ghanwat reported farmers have been struggling because

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Severe cyclone Nisarga hurtling towards Alibag

Lavern Vogel

The Arabian Sea cyclone Nisarga intensified into a critical cyclone early this early morning and lay centred at 8.thirty am about one hundred thirty km South-South-West of Alibag a hundred and seventy km South-South-West of Mumbai and 400 km South-South-West of Surat.

It is predicted to cross the North Maharashtra coast just to the South of Alibag this afternoon as a critical cyclone packing winds speeds of one hundred-one hundred ten km/hr gusting 120 km/hr. Following crossing, it may perhaps plough into Madhya and South-East Uttar Pradesh ahead of heading into the foothills of the Himalayas and into Nepal.

Monitor into West Madhya Pradesh

No sooner would have the Nisarga remnant light out than the North-East Bay of Bengal readies to host the up coming circulation which, as per initial projections by the IMD, could come to be a melancholy and orient alone correctly toward the monsoon sweet spot of

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