MALKANGIRI : The Malkangiri administration has decided to grow paddy in 73,125 hectares (ha) of land during the current kharif season and this will include growing the crop in 56,000 ha through System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method.
This apart, the district administration has decided to conduct a campaign for registration of farmers for procurement. This year, 30,000 farmers will be registered for selling seven lakh quintals of paddy.
Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarthy has asked all the banks and other officials concerned to sanction crop loan to more than 14,000 farmers and include them under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojona (PMFBY) to meet the target of seven lakh quintal paddy procurement target this year.
VLWs of of all the seven blocks, district and block level agriculture officers and LAMP managers have been trained in registration of farmers for kharif paddy procurement.