Covid-19 hits Maharashtra’s grape exports

Maharashtra’s grape growers are in a tight location with the export of about 35,000 tonnes caught thanks to the coronavirus unfold.

This thirty day period, as of Friday, March 20, Maharashtra has exported about 74,000 tonnes of grapes to several international locations, when compared to 89,000 tonnes in March 2019. The utmost variety of grape consignments have long gone to the Netherlands (forty eight,000 tonnes) followed by the British isles (9,800 tonnes) and Germany (eight,835 tonnes). In 2018-19 the Netherlands, Russia, the British isles, Bangladesh and Germany had been key grape export places.

“Almost thirty per cent of the grapes are continue to in the fields. This would volume to about 25,000-thirty,000 tonnes of export-good quality grapes. We are intently observing developments and hope that the coronavirus unfold will not have an impact on grape exports,” mentioned Vilas Shinde, Chairman and Running Director of the Nashik-dependent Sahyadri Farms. Sahyadri is

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Livestock population registers handsome increase in Tamil Nadu during 2011-2019

In accordance to the 20th Livestock census executed in June 2019, the inhabitants of cattle and goats improved by 74 for each cent and seventeen.sixty five for each cent respectively, above a time period of 10 a long time. The Condition government attributed this boost to a programme started in 2011, whereby milch cows, goat and sheep had been distributed totally free of price to rural inadequate women, who hence became homeowners of movable property that could be liquidated in situations of need.

A overall of eleven.sixty seven lakh inadequate women had been supplied with forty six.70 lakh goats/sheep for the duration of the time period 2011-12 to 2019-20. This, in flip, fetched in general returns of close to ₹1,953 crore, leading to financial upliftment of rural inadequate women.

The plan, which empowered rural inadequate women economically, will be continued in 2020-21. All through this 12 months, 6 lakh goats/sheep

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