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TelanganaNirmalUse traditional means to grow paddy crop: Indrakaran Reddy

Use traditional means to grow paddy crop: Indrakaran Reddy

Published: 6th Jul 2021 7:12 pm

Nirmal: Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy said traditional methods of planting paddy seedlings and other activities had many benefits. He turned into a farmer for a while and sprinkled paddy seedlings in his agriculture field at Pakpatla village in Soan mandal after taking part in Palle Pragathi programmes in Mamada mandal centre on Tuesday.

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Speaking on the occasion, Indrakaran said that the traditional methods of sowing paddy was practiced in Telangana for several decades. So, farmers were tending to prefer to the age-old system over modern farm equipment following shortage of labourers and possibility of high yield. Considering merits, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was encouraging the newer way of planting paddy, he stated.

The minister opined that farmers were not showing interest in adopting conventional methods of farming following a slew of benefits including overcoming dearth of labourers and dip in costs of producing a crop. He advised the agrarian community of State to use the traditional means of growing paddy crop and to register profits, as suggested by agriculture scientists.

Earlier, Indrakaran Reddy planted saplings at Velmal village in Soan mandal, as part of the 7th phase of Telangana ku Haritha Haram. He requested rural population to plant saplings and ensure better future to future generations. He said that trees play a vital role in reducing global warming and air pollution, besides mitigating adverse impact of climate change. He urged the citizens to strive for protecting the saplings.

Rythu Bandhu Coordinating Committee convenor N Venkatram Reddy and many others were present.

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