By spreading awareness among ryots, the officials have managed to successfully bring down the use of chemical fertilisers in paddy cultivation, while keeping the production unaffected.
Telangana agriculture minister Niranjan Reddy provided the numbers at the state cabinet subcommittee on agriculture meeting held on Tuesday in Hyderabad.
With several complaints about the incomplete data pouring in, the Revenue Department officials said that they have taken measures to rectify the discrepancy.
According to farmers, many of them could not even enter their fields due to water-logging last week, thus impacting the vegetable prices.
While water-logging was reported in fields in northern Telangana, flooding of crops due to breach of irrigation canals and minor irrigation tanks was prevalent in parts of southern Telangana.
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.
Criminal cases were registered against three outlets in Mahabubabad district and one in Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district for storing and selling expired seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
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Management consultancy E&Y is conducting an impact evaluation of Kharif 2020 on crop yields and price, as well as impact on farmers' income.
The Seed Development Corporation will open its selling centres in all districts of the state.