Cotton sowing crosses 50 lakh acres in Telangana

Truman Slate

With the Point out recording copious monsoon rains, farmers in Telangana have accomplished cotton sowing on more than fifty lakh acres.

The Point out targeted an location of sixty lakh acres to be below cotton this kharif year as it began the controlled cropping procedure.

As sowings are in full swing, farmers and officers of the Agriculture Office are self-assured that the remaining ten lakh acres would be protected in the following couple of weeks.

The press by the Point out governing administration for certain crops mirrored in the quantities. The Point out recorded fifty.14 lakh acres in cotton sowing as versus 34.66 lakh acres the same working day last yr.

“The kharif year is progressing properly as per the government’s new controlled cropping procedure,” B Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner of Agriculture, Govt of Telangana, told BusinessLine.

Rainfall

As monsoon progressing properly, the Point out has so much obtained 318.6 mm of rain as versus the year ordinary of 236.3 mm, demonstrating an raise of 35 per cent.

Beneath the new crop regulation procedure, the governing administration has asked the farmers not to increase maize this year. Nonetheless, the farmers sowed the cereal on about 1.twenty five lakh acres as versus the year ordinary of about 5 lakh acres.

The Point out Authorities has refused Rythu Bandhu advantages (₹5,000 each individual in the two seasons for each individual acre a farmer owns) to individuals who violated the controlled parts.

“Farmers may well have long gone for maize in some parts to meet the contractual obligations with poultry and other industries,” a farmers’ union chief has explained.

“The Point out obtained maize in excess to the ordinary levels. We have asked the farmers not to go for maize as the Point out is saddled with piled-up shares from last yr. They can increase it in the Rabi year,” a Authorities formal explained.

Paddy sowing, too, are in full swing in the Point out. At 3.97 lakh acres, paddy sowing overtook last year’s 3.97 lakh acres.

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