Hyderabad: Telangana is likely become the largest producer of paddy in the country yet again. With paddy being cultivated in about 55 lakh acres...
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.
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
Though Telangana stands second in terms of cultivation area after Maharashtra, the State is largest producer of cotton in the country
He conducted a review meeting with the engineers of the irrigation department to discuss pending irrigation projects and check dams at the Collectorate conference hall here on Friday.
The Minister said that cultivation of cotton in 70.05 lakh acres, toor dal in 20 lakh acres and paddy in 41 lakh acres was expected to be carried out this season
Agriculture Minister S Niranajan Reddy suggested that the farmers should increase usage of organic manure and compost to increase the fertility of their farm lands.
Despite the steep increase in power demand, TSNPDCL Chairman A Gopal Rao assured that there would be no power cuts during the ongoing summer
This will be a first-of-its-kind initiative to be developed anywhere in the country
The entire produce was purchased from farmers at a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 1,888 per quintal.
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