The imports were allowed only for poultry firms on an actual user basis. As STEs were not able to submit applications till April, they have sought an extension of the timeline.The imports were allowed
Maize cultivation on 1,747.9 hectares of land in 122 villages has been affected as the “Fall Army Worm” has swarmed into the state ostensibly from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Government permits import of feed grade maize at concessional import duty of 15 per cent for poultry sector
It said applications are invited from state trading enterprises for import of feed-grade maize (corn) under the TRQ scheme at 15 per cent customs duty and meant only for actual users.
Armyworm, a deadly invasive pest which spread to countries, including Brazil and Argentina, and African continent, was observed in maize varieties in June last in Karnataka.
In a desperate attempt to get back at least a meagre return on their investment, the maize farmers have started to sell their entire production to a fertilizer company in Andhra Pradesh.
The latest weekly report released by the Agriculture Department has categorised the fall armyworm infestation in the State as severe.
The BRL trials are required before large scale production and release of GM products into the environment.