“The risk of soil high quality degradation may be very actual if paddy cultivation is sustained yr after yr”

Kharif crop

Hyderabad: Due to a paddy glut, the State authorities will help and encourage farmers to plant various crops corresponding to cotton, chili, pink grams, sunflower and watermelon within the upcoming Kharif season.

Rabi paddy cultivation was decreased from round 50 lakh acres to 35 lakh acres largely by way of the efforts of the State authorities. As a outcome, officers have been directed to develop a particular motion plan for profit-generating crops. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao held an agricultural evaluate at Pragathi Bhavan and made this resolution.

The Chief Minister expressed his dissatisfaction with the Union authorities regressive farm insurance policies, which he mentioned have grow to be impediments to the expansion of agriculture within the nation, and vowed that the State authorities would work onerous for the sector’s improvement and farmers’ welfare.

“The threat of soil quality degradation is very real if paddy cultivation is continued year after year,” officers advised the Chief Minister, citing scientific research.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, China has elevated its requirement for Telangana cotton. Telangana cotton can also be promoting nicely available in the market. In mild of this, Rao directed officers to encourage farmers to develop cotton. Red chili can also be excessive in demand, as it’s bought within the open marketplace for Rs 42,000 per quintal.

Red grams and sunflowers are additionally in excessive demand. These crops shall be promoted as viable substitutes for paddy.

Paddy stores

The state has established 6,983 procurement facilities to this point. Paddy procurement started in 32 facilities, with 1,200 tones procured thus far. 

Kharif Season

Crops which are planted through the southwest monsoon season are referred to as Kharif or monsoon crops. These crops are sown at the start of the monsoon season across the finish of May to early June and are harvested put up the monsoon rains starting October. Rice, maize, pulses corresponding to urad, moong dal, and millets are among the many key Kharif crops. 



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