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37.2020 13-09-20 Vepada Farm Advisory

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కొబ్బరిలో కాయ రాలుట నివారణకై చెట్టుకు 10 Kg గెత్తంలో 40gm బోరాన్ కలిపి వేయాలి మరియు 5 లీ జీవామృతం ఇవ్వలి. చేనులో తడి ఉండరాదు

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ByRamanjaneyulu GV

36.2020 09-09-20 vepada farm advisory

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వరిలో నత్రజని లోపనివారణకు అజోల్ల (Azolla) జీవన ఎరువు 4 Kg/ఎకరా వేయాలి

ByRamanjaneyulu GV

36.2020 Vepada Farm Advisory

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వరిలో జింక్ లోప నివారణకు చింతాకు కషాయం1% వారంలో 2సార్లు సాయంత్రం పిచికారీ చేయాలి.బెండలో తెల్లదోమ నివారణకు వావిలకుకషాయం పిచికారిచేయాలి

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ByRamanjaneyulu GV

SBI report says rural economy is losing steam, flags rising unemployment and fall in wages

For 12 Indian states, the loss in state GDP in the current fiscal is mainly due to the rural areas, says the research report by State Bank of India.

REMYA NAIR 3 September, 2020 7:37 pm

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New Delhi: India’s rural economy may be losing steam after leading the economic recovery in the first few months of the pandemic, a research report released by the State Bank of India said.

Rural unemployment rate has started rising again in August, while employment and average wages under the national rural employment guarantee scheme have fallen, the report released Thursday said (see graphic).https://5a91b5bb29ce6311ce3f9fd4b71d7416.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Graphic: Soham Sen
Graphic: Soham Sen
Graphic: Soham Sen
Graphic: Soham Sen

The report also pointed out that for 12 Indian states, more than two-thirds of the loss in gross state domestic product (GSDP) in the current fiscal was contributed by rural areas.

Chhattisgarh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are among the states that are seeing a substantial loss in the GSDP contributed by rural areas.

According to the report, in states like Chhattisgarh, Assam and Himachal Pradesh, more than 90 per cent of the GSDP loss is from rural areas. Bihar at 86 per cent, Odisha at 84 per cent, Uttarakhand at 79 per cent, Rajasthan at 75 per cent, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh at 71 per cent and Uttar Pradesh at 65 per cent are among the other states with high output losses from the rural sector.

Agriculture was the only silver lining

The report’s findings come at a time agriculture and rural demand are expected to be the only silver linings for the Indian economy battling Covid-19 and the economic impact of the initial two-month lockdown as well as the intermittent lockdowns announced by many states to curb the pandemic.

The GDP data released last week had also shown that agriculture was the only sector that reported a positive growth at 3.4 per cent in the April-June quarter. Other sectors such as construction, manufacturing, and hotels and transport had reported sharp contractions by 50 per cent, 39 per cent and 47 per cent, respectively.

The RBI, in its annual report released last month, had also pointed out how urban consumption demand has suffered a bigger blow than rural demand. Citing tractor sales and motorcycle purchase data, it had pointed to improved rural recovery but added, “A fuller recovery in rural demand is, however, being held back by muted wage growth which is still hostage to the migrant crisis and associated employment losses.”

It had expressed hope that increased employment generation in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan and increased wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act would provide a fillip to rural incomes.

The SBI, in its report, however, said mixed signals are emerging.

Tractor sales and two-wheeler sales increased in July and August but fertiliser sales and diesel consumption declined in recent months, the report said.

ByRamanjaneyulu GV

Kisan Mitra Farm Advisory Launch

Today Kisan Mitra Farm Advisory Services were launched for Vepada Mandal, Vijayanagaram Dist, Andhra Pradesh. The first message was sent by Sri. GR Chintala, Chairperson, NABARD in Hyderabad. The program is also attended by Sri. Sudhir Kumar Jannawar, CGM, NABARD Regional Office (AP) and Sri. Y. Krishna Rao, CGM, NABARD Regional Office (Telangana), officials from NABARD Andhra Pradesh, Telangana were present. Farmers from Vepada Mandal who are members of Vepada Tribal farmers producer company, Haritha farmer producer company, Harish, DDM, NABARD Vijayanagaram district were joined in the occasion via zoom.

Kisan Mitra Farm Advisory is an attempt to provide farm advisories in local language, based on the local observations with solutions using local resources. The detailed process of how the local weather, pest and disease surveillance is taken up is given here

The advisories are given twice a week through posters, SMS in telugu and Voice message in telugu. This week Advisory can be accessed here

Photographs from the occasion

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35.2020 Vepada Farm Advisory

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రైతులకు నాబార్డు/CSA వారు స్వాగతంతో అందిస్తున్న సూచన, వరిలో కాండం తొలిచే పురుగు ఉధృతి ఎక్కువ అవుతోంది. రైతులు లింగాకర్షక బుట్టలు ఎకరాకు 10-12 ఏర్పాటు చేయాలి, 5 శాతం వేప కషాయం పిచికారి చేయాలి

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Multilayer cropping model under NREGS in AP

AP Government has brought in multilayer cropping models under NREGS in clusters where AP Community Managed Natural Farming is implemented.

a total of Rs. 2.15 lakhs per acre would be spend over 3 years. This will help small and marginal farmers to have integrated organic horticulture models in their farms.

ByRamanjaneyulu GV

Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Report 2020

TCI’s 2020 report on Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India (FAN 2020) provides an analysis of India’s progress towards achieving the second sustainable development goal—zero hunger. Using district-level data and maps, the report highlights stark spatial differences in the extent of the hunger problem and identifies potential paths forward.

In recent decades, India has made significant progress in reducing hunger, at least in terms of calories. But about 210 million Indians remain undernourished, while many others suffer from micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

The report provides a detailed assessment of the prospects for improving productivity and farm incomes across India’s highly varied agroecologies and cropping systems. It emphasizes the need for continued high-level investments in agricultural infrastructure and research to sustain past gains and exploit new opportunities for growth. FAN 2020 calls for reorienting agricultural policy away from its traditional focus on staples, such as rice and wheat, and toward enhancing the productivity and supply of coarse cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and livestock products.

The report is the inaugural issue in a series produced by TCI. Each report will provide periodic assessments of the food, agriculture, and nutrition situation in India.