Telangana Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy today instructed the farmers of the state to cultivate those crops which were in high demand in the open market.
At a review meeting on farming, held at Nagar Kurnool, the minister discussed with officials and local leaders the status of farming activities of the ongoing Kharif season.
Reddy directed the officials of the agriculture department to conduct timely awareness camps for the farming community on international demand for crops, and added, "We have to focus on cultivating crops with high demand as this will help the farmers make more profits. Our government is now supporting farmers so that they can cultivate commercial crops and can begin to rear crops like oil palm as well as this will hike the profitability of agriculture greatly."
"Organise skilling and training camps for the farmers so that they are later able to cultivate fine rice and other crops that fetch high prices. Also ensure that the Yasangi crops are ready for harvesting by March next year," the minister told the officials.
Reddy reiterated that there was a need to educate and train farmers on the latest farming practices and encourage them to move towards rearing more commercial crops.
"Telangana is at the forefront of making farm produce available to both larger national and international markets. We have to work together to strengthen the agrarian community alongside pushing up sales of the crops grown in Telangana. We have set new records in the agriculture sector by producing a whopping 3 crore metric tonnes of food grain. We must make continuous efforts to make farming profitable," he claimed.
filed in:Telangana, Farmers, Agriculture, Farmer Welfare, S Niranjan Reddy