Green manure seeds distributed to farmers in Khammam
Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar took part in ‘Eruvaka festival’ and launched Vaanakalam agriculture activities at Manchukonda village of Raghunathapalem mandal in the district on Wednesday
Khammam: Farmers should adopt modern farming techniques and take up alternate crops for profitability, Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar said on Wednesday.
He took part in ‘Eruvaka festival’ and launched Vaanakalam agriculture activities at Manchukonda village of Raghunathapalem mandal in the district on Wednesday. He addressed a gathering of farmers and distributed green manure seeds to them.
Ajay Kumar noted that the use of green manure would enhance soil health and reduce dependency on chemical fertilisers. Around 20, 370 quintals of jeeluga, 2,200 quintals of janumu and 3,440 quintals of pillipesara seeds were allotted to the district.
As Raghunathpalem mandal is located close to the district headquarters the farmers should cultivate vegetables. In addition, paddy farmers have to focus on cotton cultivation as there was a huge demand for cotton in the international market, he said.
The minister warned that serious action would be taken against those selling spurious seeds and directed police and agriculture officials to crack the whip on miscreants selling fake seeds to farmers in the district.
District Collector, RV Karnan informed that green manure seeds were being supplied at 65 per cent subsidy rate to farmers. About 21, 634 quintals of green manure seeds were available in the district and were supplied to farmers through PACS.
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