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September 14, 2023

  • Govt and WOAH Collaborate to Strengthen One Health Approach for Pandemic Preparedness

    In a proactive move to bolster pandemic preparedness and reinforce the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India, partnered with the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) to organize a groundbreaking workshop. The event, titled "Risk-based management of spill over events in wildlife in India," took place at the Radisson Hyderabad Hitec City from the 11th to the 12th of September 2023. The inaugural ceremony of the workshop featured esteemed figures such as Dr. Abhijit Mitra, the Animal Husbandry Commissioner, and Dr. Hirofumi Kugita, the WOAH Regional Representative for Asia Pacific.

  • DPIIT Successfully Implements Special Campaign 2.0 to Improve Swachhata

    The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recently concluded a highly successful Special Campaign 2.0, aimed at improving efficiency, cleanliness, and the disposal of pending references. The campaign, which ran from October 2nd to 31st, 2022, covered 18 organizations under DPIIT across 95 campaign sites, with a particular focus on field and outstation establishments. Building on the success of Special Campaign 2.0, DPIIT has continued its efforts to maintain high standards of operation and cleanliness. The activities initiated during the campaign have been carried forward for ongoing implementation from November 2022 to August 2023.

  • UNDP India Joins Hands With NABARD To Lift Agricultural Data-Driven Innovations

    The UNDP and NABARD have joined forces through an MoU to create data-driven innovations in agriculture and food systems for the benefit of smallholder farmers. The UNDC's full form is the United Nations Development Programme. However, they will collaborate by sharing open-source data to develop new products, transfer technology, and influence agricultural policies. UNDP will contribute its expertise in open innovations and data science to help NABARD incorporate data-driven decision-making into agricultural investments.

  • IIT Kharagpur’s Coffee Harvester Innovation Promises to Alleviate Labour Challenges

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is working on a mechanized coffee harvester that could significantly reduce the need for manual labour by 50-60 percent, according to K G Jagadeesha, the CEO and Secretary of the Coffee Board. He made this announcement during a meeting with members of the United Planters Association of South India (Upasi) in Coonoor. Jagadeesha explained that this harvesting machine is designed to suit the unique conditions of coffee cultivation in India, particularly in hilly areas where coffee is primarily grown under shade. Historically, mechanizing coffee harvesting in these regions has been a challenging task.

  • Shrimp Crop Insurance Scheme Set for Revival by Centre after Three Decades

    The Indian government is reviving the shrimp crop insurance scheme after a three-decade hiatus, benefiting numerous coastal shrimp farmers. The announcement will be made by Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries, in Gujarat. The government's partner in this venture is the public sector insurance firm Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, with technical assistance from the Central Institute of Brackish-water Aquaculture. The estimated worth of this initiative is over Rs 1,000 crore. The previous shrimp crop insurance policy by Oriental was discontinued in 1995-96 due to a severe viral disease outbreak in the industry, leading to a flood of claims from affected farmers. Rupala is also expected to announce the participation of another public sector insurance company, National Insurance Company Limited, in this program.

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