Hyderabad: The Central Government said Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) were set up in 16 of the 31 districts in Telangana and there was no provision for establishing more KVKs in the State.
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar shared these details while responding to a question by TRS MPs during question hour in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The TRS MPs had asked if the Agriculture Ministry had any plans to set up more KVKs in the State. So far, 727 KVKs have been established across the country and there was a provision for establishing 18 more KVKs but not in Telangana, he said.
Meanwhile, the Centre said that during the last three years, under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), assistance was extended to establish cold storage to protect fruits and vegetables from decaying in Telangana.
Responding to TRS MP BB Patil’s question, the Union Agriculture Minister said a total of 19 cold storage units with a total capacity of 1, 25,441 MT were sanctioned with financial assistance of Rs. 2498 lakh during the last three years. Of these, three units were sanctioned in 2018-19, nine units in 2019-20 and seven in 2020-21.
Further, National Horticulture Board (NHB) has also sanctioned five cold storage units with a total capacity of 47,320 MT with financial assistance of Rs. 896.83 lakh to Telangana during last three years, he said.
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