'Advanced tech will improve farm yield'

Published: 16th August 2016 07:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2016 07:14 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Minister for Housing and Rural Development K Mrunalini said that the government had decided to promote advanced technologies to increase farm yield in the district. With an aim to achieve two digit growth, the government has initiated several programmes to promote horticulture, agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries sector across the state, she said.

Addressing the I-Day celebrations here, she said that a top priority was given to bring maximum extent of land under crops. The interlinking of rivers and completion of all pending irrigation projects is high on government’s agenda, she said.

Thotapalli reservoir is already providing water to 1.2 lakh acres in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts. With the help of the reservoir ,116 tanks have been filled with waters and direction has been issued to fill up another 400 tanks with the reservoir waters. Massive  plan has been adopted to interlink Nagavali, Veghavathi, Champavathi and Suvarnamukhi rivers, she said.

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