Hyderabad: Telangana is likely become the largest producer of paddy in the country yet again. With paddy being cultivated in about 55 lakh acres...
The project, having 29.91TMCft storage capacity, now has 20.885 TMCft water
In a statement issued here, the Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said on Thursday alone, Rs.120.16 crore will be deposited into 18,000 farmers accounts, covering 2.40 lakh acres.
By Thursday evening, around 42.43 lakh farmers comprising mostly small and marginal farmers and covering nearly two-thirds of the total 63.25 lakh eligible farmers in the State would have received their amount
With the procurement target set as 80 lakh tonnes, the Corporation is gearing up to purchase another 20 lakh tonnes of paddy before the commencement of Vaanakalam season
He pointed out that the State government imposed the lockdown notwithstanding the adverse impact on the State revenues
Telangana is set to become the first State in the country to implement a Seed Traceability System
With increased irrigation facilities farmers took up paddy cultivation on a large scale
The Chief Minister also decided that agricultural produce must be procured from villages considering the looming and persistent fear of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on farmer's health.
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