Since 2014, he said that 722.92 lakh tonne paddy has been procured by spending Rs 1.33 lakh crore, and other crops have been procured by spending Rs 11,439.06 crore.
The State govt aims to expand oil palm cultivation to cover 2.3 lakh acres during the FY 2023-24. For this purpose, an allocation of Rs 750 crore has been made, said Niranjan Reddy.
Enough cotton seeds available; hoarders will be dealt strictly, warns Telangana Agriculture Minister
Informing that farmers use BG11 hybrid variety of cotton seed, he said that all companies develop the same variety, for which the Centre has set Rs 853 as the price of a 450 gm packet.
Kishan said that under the Kisan Credit Card scheme, the Centre had sanctioned agri loans amounting to Rs 28,590 crore and that 23 crore soil health cards were distributed.
He revealed that he wanted to pursue his education in agricultural science, but due to various reasons, it was not possible.