Record sugar production in India has continued to drive down prices even as cane farmers face huge losses in payment. The Centre has decided to offer a Rs. 10.45 per kg subsidy to incentivise mills to export their surplus stocks.
It will benefit millions of farmers in U.P, Maharashtra and Karnataka, as well as other states.
The lump sum export subsidy will be provided for expenses on marketing costs including handling, upgrading and other processing costs, costs of international and internal transport and freight charges.The subsidy is in conformity with WTO agreements.
Twelve-year-old Aswatha Biju from Chennai is being hailed as the youngest palaeontologistin India with 74 fossils and several awards to her name.
She was also awarded the Youngest Paleontologist Award by the India Book of Records, Youngest Palaeontologist Award by Future Kalam’s Book of Awards and Youngest Palaeontologist Award by the Universal Achievers Book of Records.
Palaeontology is a branch of earth science which deals with the study of fossils and the evolution of organisms.