Wanaparthy: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy appealed to the farmers to give up cultivation of traditional crops and wanted them to cultivate those, which have high demand in the market. He inaugurated the Rythu Vedika at Kashim Nagar in Wanaparthy on Friday.
Addressing on the occasion, the Minister informed that Marketing Intelligence and Research and Analysis wing was set up by the Marketing department to assess and study about the crops, which have high demand in national and international markets. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao always strives for the welfare of farmers and wants them reap good profits, he said.
“It was Chief Minister’s vision that aided in increasing the acreage in the State. The paddy procurement by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) last year from the State is a testimony to the fact that Telangana got transformed into Annapurna in just six and half years,” the Minister said.
The Chief Minister was according top priority to Agriculture sector through Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, uninterrupted power supply and provision of sufficient water for the farming community, he said adding, “No other State is taking up such programmes for promoting farming.”
Meanwhile, Wanaparthy Zilla Parishad Chairman R Loknath Reddy was levied a penalty of Rs.1000 by the Wanaparthy municipality for wearing a mask.
Reddy accompanied the Agriculture Minister to different programmes. All through the schedule, he did not wear mask and the same was brought to the notice of officials by Nagarkurnool MP P Ramulu. Immediately, the Municipal officials levied a penalty of Rs 1,000 and collected the amount and handed over a receipt to him.
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