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13 May 2021: Top Agriculture News of the Day

Top agriculture news of the day

Shipra Singh
World Food Prize Winner 2021 Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
World Food Prize Winner 2021 Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

A turn of events took place in Assam and West Bengal with “Didi” Mamata Banerjee taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal and Himanta Biswa becoming the Chief Minister of Assam. Apart from this, stalwarts in the field of agriculture and allied fields are doing their bit (and more) to save Covid patients across the country. At the same time, Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted becomes the World Food Prize Winner 2020. A matter of pride for us because she is first female from Asian origin.  

The news stories have been compiled by our Krishi Jagran team who work tirelessly to cover the latest in the world of agriculture and allied fields.  

Bayer provides support and relief measures for India’s fight against COVID-19 

Bayer is re-purposing its existing 200 NM3/hr nitrogen plant at its manufacturing facility at Vapi, Gujarat to help provide a permanent source of oxygen supply to a local hospital. It will also provide oxygen concentrators to Primary Health Centres to serve communities across rural India. 

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee takes oath and inducts 43 ministers 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes oath and inducts 43 ministers in her new cabinet. Including  Jyoti Priya Mallick as Minister of  Forest, Non-Conventional and Renewable Energy Sources, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay as Minister of Agriculture,  Swapan Debnath Minister of  Animal Resources Development, S K Mahapatra Minister of Irrigation and Waterways and Biplab Mitra for Agriculture Marketing. 

Assam CM Himanta Biswa allocated portfolios to his 13 cabinet colleagues 

In Assam election 15th Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, allocated portfolios to his 13 cabinet colleagues. Two of them include:  Atul Bora as Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary and Parimal Shuklabaidya  as Minister of  Environment & Forests, Fisheries, Excise 

Kothari Group celebrates 25th year of successful business operations 

Kothari Group is celebrating 25th year of successful business operations on the occasion of their silver jubilee. The organization thanks their customers,  business  associates, employees & executive management team for their success.  

To watch video, click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK4IRty3S0M

IFFCO Kisan Sanchar sells 1 lakh tonnes of fodder valued at ₹160 crore 

IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s largest fertilizer company in co-operative sector IFFCO, sold 1 lakh tonnes of cattle feed valued at ₹160 crore during fiscal 2020-21 in the first full year of its operations. 

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Nutrition scientist Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted awarded the 2021 World Food Prize 

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, was named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her groundbreaking research, critical insights, and landmark innovations in developing nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including fisheries and aquaculture, and integrated food production from land and water. Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh is the first woman of Asian heritage to be awarded the World Food Prize.   

Know about the World Food Prize Winner 2020 

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is shelving plans for 28-30 Sept 2021, reschedules to September 2022 

Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show cannot take place in September this year because international business travel remains severely limited.  ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is shelving plans for 28th to 30 September 2021 when more than 800 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors from 70 countries all over the world were hoping to meet in Hong Kong. 

 Krishi Jagran aims to promote famers through Farmer First 

Krishi Jagran has always aimed that the farmers of our country should become empowered and self- independent. Therefore, Krishi Jagran has scheduled live Farmer First program on Krishi Jagran state wise FACEBOOK page on Thursday at 5:45 pm. The main objective of this program is to reach out to all farmers across the country for their concerns and problems. 

Krishi Jagran Editor-in-chief does live discussion with Vishwanathan Odatt 

M.C Dominic , Editor-in-chief, Krishi Jagran & Agriculture World, did a live discussion on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana with Vishwanathan odatt, Managing Director, A.I.M.S Insurance Broking Pvt Ltd. on May 13, 11:00 am on Kerala Facebook Page. 


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