Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Agriculture Rejuvenation Programme’ at Chellanam here on Sunday.
Monsoon has brought misfortune to 87 farmers in Tiruchy as 210 acres of paddy have been inundated in the past one week.
While the total number of mandals have increased to 573 in the State after creation of new mandals, 81 mandals have no PACS and there is only one PACS in 272 mandals.
With an all-time high of Rs 10,180 per quintal at Kurnool Agriculture Market Yard, officials say that the price may touch Rs 15,000 per quintal at the market in the coming days.
Poor internet access for online transaction of e-commerce activities is being cited as a major reason for failure to meet the December 31 deadline.
MoS Agriculture said that the Agriculture Department of the government has taken up a number of programmes to improve the condition of farmers.
The teacher had rang her up and said ‘my wife is not home, who will cook, you come’.
A renewed surge in demand has led farmers to throng to fertiliser outlets, only to find they are not available.
‘Kishan Know’, the device, functions on realtime data to detect bacteria, fungi and virus in crops using the Internet of Things (IOT) to arrive at a micro-level solution.
He asked the Union minister of state to increase the investment support to farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000.
While the Agriculture Mission website has been launched, 207 agriculture market committees and 56 new rythu bazars will be introduced in the state.
Thus far, the Tiruchy received an average of 190.8 mm rainfall this monsoon out of the expected 252.4 mm, recording a deficit.
Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy will plant oil palm saplings at Beechupally Oil Mill on Monday and formally launch the works for reopening the closed oil mill.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and two ministers of state for agriculture will be present at the event, which is expected to see participation from 108 countries and over 600 delegates.
A new law will impose Rs 1 lakh fine and a prison sentence of one year for those who violate the law including using chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides in select areas.