By following methods adopted by 2 neighbouring States, TS can resolve boiled rice procurement issue, say officials
Unknown to the trade until a couple of years back, they have now become role models for their counterparts in other states.
A majority of the water storage points in the district have had good water levels in the last three years, which helped in getting good yield of paddy.
Koraput district administration has decided to start paddy procurement for rabi season from May 27 this year.
Farmers have been cautious about sowing paddy as of now, owing to the uncertainty in procurement due to the ongoing tussle between the State and Union governments.
The officials should create awareness among farmers on the cultivation of alternative crops instead of paddy under borewells, CM Jagan said.
KCR is expected to meet agitating farmers, in the backdrop of his announcement of paying Rs 3 lakh to the kin of each of the 750 farmers who had died during the course of 13-month agitation.
For the second consecutive year, enrolment under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana scheme for the Special Rabi Season has received a huge response from farmers in the district.
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.
As Union govt says it won’t buy produce in Rabi season, State advises farmers against cultivating paddy, fuelling a political slugfest
Keeping this year's deficit rainfall in view, the project authorities have been maintaining the live storage water level of the dam with rotation irrigation in the canal system.
The farmers staged a three-hour-long rasta roko on the road connecting Jagtial and Nizamabad, raising slogans against the State and Central governments.
Fresh inflow into Upper Kolab dam has brought relief farmers and government agencies who plan irrigation facilities to the ayacut areas depending on the water level in the reservoir.
After a manifold increase in farm yield, entrepreneurs are showing interest in establishing rice mills and have applied for government permission to set up the same in Karimnagar.