April 21, 2024

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Cotton sowing crosses 50 lakh acres in Telangana

With the Point out recording copious monsoon rains, farmers in Telangana have done cotton sowing on over fifty lakh acres.

The Point out targeted an region of sixty lakh acres to be underneath cotton this kharif time as it commenced the regulated cropping technique.

As sowings are in complete swing, farmers and officials of the Agriculture Division are self-confident that the remaining ten lakh acres would be covered in the up coming couple of weeks.

The press by the Point out authorities for certain crops mirrored in the quantities. The Point out recorded fifty.fourteen lakh acres in cotton sowing as versus 34.sixty six lakh acres the very same day last 12 months.

“The kharif time is progressing properly as for every the government’s new regulated cropping technique,” B Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner of Agriculture, Govt of Telangana, advised BusinessLine.

Rainfall

As monsoon progressing properly, the Point out has so considerably acquired 318.6 mm of rain as versus the time ordinary of 236.three mm, demonstrating an boost of 35 for every cent.

Below the new crop regulation technique, the authorities has questioned the farmers not to develop maize this time. Even so, the farmers sowed the cereal on about one.twenty five lakh acres as versus the time ordinary of about 5 lakh acres.

The Point out Governing administration has refused Rythu Bandhu benefits (₹5,000 each and every in the two seasons for every single acre a farmer owns) to people who violated the regulated locations.

“Farmers may have absent for maize in some locations to meet up with the contractual obligations with poultry and other industries,” a farmers’ union leader has reported.

“The Point out obtained maize in extra to the ordinary levels. We have questioned the farmers not to go for maize as the Point out is saddled with piled-up shares from last 12 months. They can develop it in the Rabi time,” a Governing administration official reported.

Paddy sowing, far too, are in complete swing in the Point out. At three.ninety seven lakh acres, paddy sowing overtook last year’s three.ninety seven lakh acres.