Sri Lanka is aiming to boost its agriculture sector to avoid any disruption in the agriculture market following the drop in the paddy cultivation in the Maha session.
The State government had declared the Cauvery Delta region as a Protected Agricultural Zone as per the Tamil Nadu Protected Agricultural Zone Development Act, 2020.
The study assessed the significance of SRI in terms of water savings, input costs, plant growth and other social impacts.
The State government assured compensation and the district had administration conducted a survey in January this year.
The comfortable level has raised hopes among delta region farmers of undertaking short-term Kuruvai paddy cultivation
A marginal drop is likely to be recorded in the district’s summer paddy coverage this year when compared to last year.
Several farmers in Manapparai, Vaiyampatti, and Marungapuri, which are considered to be dry areas in the district, have successfully completed Samba paddy cultivation for the first time in 10 years.
Agriculture department officials estimate farmers are cultivating paddy in 4,53,970 acres in Telangana as of January 12.
The Minister was responding to Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy’s allegations that the CM was cultivating paddy at his farmhouse on 120 acres while directing farmers not to do so during Rabi.
The Collector also mentioned that he was just trying to educate farmers on the benefits of alternative farming.
The State government too has no capacity to store paddy for the next two to three years.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that parboiled rice needed for the next five years was already in store with the Centre, with 70 lakh tonne procured paddy still lying in rice mills.
The district had targeted paddy cultivation on 2.09 lakh hectare out of total 3.13 lakh hectare farmland.
Punjab fares well in Union agriculture ministry scheme that focuses on enhancing income of marginal farmers and diversifying land use by paying attention to agro-forestry.
Farmers of Thanjavur district have cultivated Kuruvai on 1.65 lakh acres, exceeding the target of 1.05 lakh acres.