Food & Agribusiness in Karnataka

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All the participants in the food and agribusiness chain mainly the famers need to continue with their livelihood agriculture activities though the desired results and returns not achieved in their operations. This is not only important for farmers’ point of view but also for consumers, to meet their food requirements. Practically, food sector will never face recession as consumers cannot forgo food. This reveal that there is a huge scope for growth in the sector, but change in perception mainly in the mind of the farming community from merely farming to agribusiness is a must. Concept of crop

production should change from production driven to consumer/ market driven for better results. Higher priority for commercial crop cultivation, value addition to produce and application of business principles in selected commercial agriculture operations is the indicator of transition towards agribusiness.However, there is a scope to do a lot more for betterment of food and agribusiness sector in India and also in the state of Karnataka. The state is blessed with 10 agro climatic zones, which are suitable for different products offering by taking up production and marketing of different food and agricultural crops. It is the time for adoption of crop cluster approach, adoption of better cultivation practices, value addition to the produce and have a practice of marketing excellence.

Government Policies & Notifications

  • Karnataka government has implemented the amended Land Reforms Act, 1961

  • Date: 11-May-2020 & Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Karnataka-agriculture-department/news
    Removing what the industry terms a longstanding hurdle to its growth, the Karnataka government has implemented the amended Land Reforms Act, 1961, that now allows industries to buy land directly from farmers in a big decision to hasten rebooting of the sector. Repeals Section 79(A) that sets a limit of non-agricultural income at Rs 25 lakh to buy agricultural land, Section 79(B) that bars non-agriculturists from purchasing agricultural lands, and Section 79 (C) that deals with penalty for falsely claiming eligibility to hold agricultural land. It also makes certain amendments to Section 80 and states that the Class-A irrigated land (irrigated with water from a dam) can be used only for agricultural purposes. It also inserts a new Section 80 (A) which states that no conditions laid in this act shall be relaxed in respect of lands granted to persons belonging to the SC/STs, during the period of prohibition under the Karnataka SC and ST (Prohibition of Transfer of Certain Lands), Act, 1978.
  • Karnataka govt to Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC)

  • Karnataka Raitha Siri Scheme 2021 – Rs. 10,000 per Hectare for Millet Farming

  • Set up spices park in Chikkamagaluru: Murugesh R Nirani

  • Centre hikes sugarcane FRP to Rs 290/quintal; rules out raising sugar price


  • Food & Agribusiness News & Events

    News

  • Area of summer crops expands by 21.58%

  • Karnataka Launches Helpline 24x7 For Cattle Breeders, Dairy Farmers

  • Karnataka's new app to help farmers sell produce directly to retail chains

  • New farm laws to boost competition; farmers can sell produce to corporates: Chief Economic Advisor K Subramanian

  • Bumper price per Arecanut, expectation of further rise: What is driving up the price? Going ahead?

    • Date: May 10, 2021 & source: https://www.gktoday.in/current-affairs/area-of-summer-crops-expands-by-21-58-from-last-year/
      The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that the area of summer crops has sharply increased by 21.58% as compared to 2020. The increase has almost doubled. Summer crops are also called Zaid crops. They are grown between March and June.
      Expansion of area of Summer Crops The area under summer crops has increased to 12.75 hectares in 2021. It was 6.45 hectares in 2020.
      The increase has been mainly reported in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Gujarat.
      The Government of India has been promoting the summer crops mainly to increase the pulse production in the country.
      Which crops have increased? The area under rice cultivation has increased by 15.59%. In 2020, it was 33.82 hectares. Now it has increased in 39.10 hectares. The area under pulses has increased by 97.58%. It was 6.45 hectares in 2020 and has now increased to 12.74 hectares in 2021.
      Oil seeds has increased by 15.66%. Area under coarse grains have increased by 0.93%.
      Water Storage The Ministry also announced that the water storage in more than 130 key reservoirs has increased by 20% as compared to that of the average storage in the last ten years. Due to this more areas have come under cultivation in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Karnataka. This is one of the main reasons for the increase in areas under summer cultivation.
      Oil Seeds GoI is also focusing to increase the production of oil seeds in the country apart from pulses. Currently, India imports 75% of edible oil to meet its domestic requirements. The import bill has crossed Rs 70,000 crores.
      Recent Developments GoI targets 17 million tonnes of Mustard Production
      New Soybean Variety: MACS 1407
      GoI increases Minimum Support Price of Rabi Crops
      Agriculture Infrastructure Fund crosses Rs. 8,000 crores mark

    Events

  • World Tea & Coffee Expo 2021, 2nd to 4th Dec ’21 at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre,       Gandhinagar
  • Foodtech Kolkata 2021, 19th to 21st Nov ’21 at Science city, Kolkatta
  • FarmTech Asia 2021, 19th to 22nd Nov, College Of Agriculture Indore
  • Agri Asia 2021, 9th to 11th Dec ’21 at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar
  • KISAN Fair, 15th th to 19th Dec ’21 at Agriculture College Ground, Pune, Maharashtra
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