Lockdown brings new business prospects for millet farmers in Idukki

Lavern Vogel

For Ramakrishnan, a tribal farmer carrying out millet farming at Soosanikkudy in Marayur in Kerala’s Idukki district, the Covid-induced lockdown has turned out to be a great company option in this year.

The improved output of millets such as Ragi, Maize, Thina (Foxtail millet), etcetera — which is all set for harvest in a month — in his tribal hamlets has identified prospective buyers in the open industry.

The expectation of a great crop has captivated a lot of natural farm producers. A two hundred-gm millet pack fetches a retail value of ₹40 in the industry, Ramakrishnan claimed.

The lockdown has pressured not only Ramakrishnan, but also farmers in other hamlets to raise output this year, who had feared a feasible foodstuff lack arising out of the pandemic. The unprecedented situation has resulted in a great generate, which is acquiring all set for harvest.


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ICICI Bank to use satellite data to assess credit worthiness of farmers

Lavern Vogel

Private sector lender ICICI Lender will use satellite data—imagery from Earth observation satellites—to evaluate credit rating worthiness of its consumers belonging to the farm sector.

“This use of ground breaking technologies will help farmers with existing credit rating to enrich their eligibility, even though new-to-credit rating farmers can now get improved accessibility to credit rating,” it explained in a statement on Tuesday.

Additional, because the land verification is completed in a contactless fashion with the assistance of satellite info, credit rating assessments are remaining completed inside of a handful of days as against the field exercise of up to 15 days, the lender explained.

It has previously conducted a pilot study utilizing satellite info for the earlier handful of months in over five hundred villages in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and designs to scale up the initiative to over sixty three,000 villages throughout the state before long.

“This, put

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Self-reliant farmers key to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission: PM

Lavern Vogel

Highlighting critical agricultural reforms, Key Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned farm trade has been freed up from all limits, enabling farmers to provide their develop any place in the nation.

By drawing parallels with cleaning soap or cloth producers who were able to provide their goods any place at will, Modi mentioned even just after above 7 decades of Independence, farmers did not appreciate the flexibility to trade their commodities outside of regional mandis.

In his seventh straight Independence Day deal with from the ramparts of the Purple Fort listed here, the key minister mentioned that making farmers self-reliant has been a cornerstone of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign and is also proving to be a benefit addition to cater to the demands of the world wide industry.

As section of the aid offer to offer with the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government promulgated two ordinances allowing farmers

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