Reddy said the Centre was not only delaying phased payment to Telangana for procuring paddy by 5-6 months, but was also not paying for the accumulated interest on debt, which was being borne by TS.
Telangana’s Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said the plant yield is more when they are grown through tissue culture in comparison to traditionally grown plants.
One of the major reasons for this trust-deficit is that farmers were never made a part of the damage assessment process, Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said.
According to the Joint Director of Agriculture, though heavy rains last Vaanakalam had initially given an impression that lakhs of acres were destroyed, most of them recovered once the water receded.
Social historian Suravaram Pratapa Reddy was a reformer who had fought for equality and justice for the poor and the progress of society nearly 88 years ago.
He also suggested removing the ceiling on subsidies for micro irrigation on cultivable area so that farmers could be encouraged further to take up oil palm cultivation.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said groundnut grown in Telangana, especially in the erstwhile districts of Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar, was of superior quality and high in demand across India.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said the decision was taken by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to meet the shortfall in the country’s oil production.
S Niranjan Reddy celebrated ‘Eruvaka Pournami’ at Allavada village of Chevella mandal in Rangareddy district, where he offered prayers to bulls and ploughed a farmer’s field to mark the occasion.