K. Chandrasekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the 15th of October announced the regulated farming pattern for Yasangi season.
Mr. Rao during a meeting suggested farmers of the State to cultivate paddy in 50 lakh acres and other crops in 15 lakh acres.
In addition, KCR directed the agricultural officers to suggest district and mandal officers to suggest farmers to adopt cluster wise cropping patterns during the Yasangi season.
Besides paddy, the other crops suggested for cultivation include chickpea in 4.5 lakh acres, groundnut in 4 lakh acres, chilli and other vegetables in 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh acres, maize in 1 lakh acre, sesame in 1 lakh acre, green gram in 50,000 to 60,000 acres, black gram in 50,000 acres and crops like mustard in 60,000 to 70,000 acres.
Mr. Rao asked the concerned district officials to submit a detailed district wise report on regulated farming.
Mr. Rao said, “Cultivate the crops suggested by the officers so that you get the best price for your produce. The regulated cropping pattern must be a regular process.”
Mr. Rao briefed about the pattern and asked the concerned officers to prepare cards based on district, mandal and cluster wise crops and their extent.
Mr. Rao also asked the district officers to prepare a plan for the next season.
Mr. Rao said, “By Dasara festival, most of the Rythu Vedikas will be ready and will be able to bring together all the farmers of a cluster through these platforms and ensure coordination. We cannot acquaint ourselves with a new policy in a jiffy. It takes time and continuous effort. Farmers will also realise the benefits of regulated farming policy if they are told about the advantages of it several times.”
Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy, State Rythu Bandhu Samithi Chairman Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Agriculture Secretary Janardhan Reddy, CMO officials Smita Sabharwal, Priyanka Verghese, Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Praveen Rao, Horticulture MD Venkatramreddy, JD Shoba Rani and others participated in the meeting.
In addition, from 2019, with the regulated farming policy, Telangana became the second State to implement successful regulated farming.
The first State with the successful implementation of regulated farming policy is Maharashtra.
Telangana moved to number two position in cotton cultivation in the country.
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