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‘Encourage farmers to cultivate dry land crops’

Published: 25th Oct 2021 6:02 pm

Suryapet: District Collector T Vinay Krishna Reddy on Monday instructed officials of the Agriculture department to encourage farmers to take up cultivation of dry land crops instead of paddy during the Yasangi crop season.

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Speaking at a meeting held with officials of agriculture and horticulture departments here, he said there was need to conduct awareness programmes to encourage farmers to take up cultivation of dry land crops including Bengal gram, black gram, green gram, sesame seeds and sunflower during Yasangi. He pointed out that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) may not purchase paddy produced during Yasangi. He also instructed the officials to prepare an action plan for Yasangi crop season at the earliest.

He asked the officials to conduct cluster-wise meetings to educate the farmers about the cultivation methods of the dry land crops. He directed the officials to explain the farmers that several crops other than paddy would also give good price to them in the market.

He also warned of action against officials who show negligence in checking marketing of spurious seeds. The licenses of dealers should also be cancelled if they are found to be involved in sale of spurious seeds. He also asked the farmers not to purchase seeds from the middlemen in the villages.

He said that village secretaries and revenue staff should work in coordination with officials of agriculture department in checking the marketing of spurious seeds.

He also directed the officials of horticulture department to take up measures for cultivation of palm oil farms in 750 acres by the farmers in this year in the district.

District Agriculture Officer Rama Rao naik and District Horticulture Officer Sridhar were also attended the meeting.

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