Khammam: Cotton produce fetched a record price of Rs 7500 per quintal at Khammam Agriculture Market on Thursday. According to the market sources, it was...
Telangana supplied about 178.55 lakh quintals of cotton during the Kharif (Vaanakalam) Marketing Season of 2020-21.
Sowing operations have been completed in about 82.49 lakh acres covering nearly 70.7 per cent of the normal cultivation area of 1.16 crore acres for Vaanakalam (Kharif) season this year.
While the total area expected to be transplanted for this Vanakalam in 16 mandals of Warangal Rural district is 75,767 acres, the operation has been carried out in 7,438 acres till July 20
To make the session more interesting the activity was connected with English by writing the initial letters of different objects having different textures.
He appealed to farmers to reduce paddy cultivation and instead opt for cotton, pulses and oil seeds during the ongoing Vaanakalam (Kharif) season.
Early rains help farmers commence sowing in about 27.6 lakh acres
Farm operations commenced in about 18.88 lakh acres across the State with cotton alone sown in around 14.82 lakh acres and red gram in 1.58 lakh acres
Addressing the media at the District Police Office here Nalgonda, Ravindra said the seized spurious seeds comprised 1,700 quintals of cotton seeds, 350 quintals of chilli seeds and 2,500 quintals of paddy seeds.
Ramanna stated that the government was offering the seeds to farmers to encourage them to grow the crop by providing a subsidy of 100 percent.
“Since cotton produced in the State is of high quality with high yield besides commanding a higher price as well, farmers should be ready to grow cotton in 75 to 80 lakh acre during the monsoon season,” the Chief Minister said.
The sources said that in-house deliberations have already begun but the final decision would be taken only after seeking the approval of the prime minister.
Police said the incident occurred when the truck loaded with cotton was proceeding from Patancheru in Sangareddy district to Hyderabad in the evening
It is learnt that the fire was triggered by a spark emerged from a tractor when the driver was trying to hot-wire the vehicle using a power cable
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