As Telangana adopts a regulated cropping system from this season, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has asked the officials of Agriculture Section to change the way agriculture is practised.
“We have to have to provide in contemporary agriculture tactics, replacing the standard techniques of farming. You ought to analyze the farming tactics in a variety of countries and undertake the best tactics,” he mentioned.
“You have to have to analyze the global marketplaces and cultivate crops to meet the marketplace needs. The Agriculture office ought to build distinctive groups for this,” he mentioned.
Enumeration of crops
At a assessment conference held listed here on Wednesday, he asked the officials of the Agriculture Section to collect aspects on crops grown by just about every farmer in the State. He appreciated the farmers for pursuing the regulated cropping system.
“They understood the strategy and grew crops as for every the regulated farming this kharif season. We asked them not to cultivate maize as it is not financially rewarding to develop it in the monsoon season. They adopted the recommendation,” he mentioned.
“You ought to collect the facts on which farmer cultivated which crop and to what extent? This details is incredibly critical in planning,” he mentioned.
Additional AEOs likely
Stating that the State has appointed Agriculture Extension Officers (AEOs), just about every of whom will provide extension and aid to farmers in an extent of 5,000 acres, he mentioned the federal government will appoint a lot more AEOs, holding in watch the additional acreage that has been brought beneath cultivation in the last two-a few many years.
He wanted the officials to make agriculture a financially rewarding undertaking as a lot more land is currently being brought beneath cultivation.
“We have to have to revamp the standard farming techniques in get to get a lot more returns. They ought to be equipped with improved farming methods,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
He mentioned Rythu Vedikas (a hall for farmers to examine problems pertaining to agriculture) will be all set in the next a few months. “Farmers can interact among themselves and with related officials and Ministers on the system,” he mentioned.