Cultivate groundnut, cotton, others instead of paddy: KCR to farmers

KCR suggested cultivating groundnut, cotton, black gram, mung daal, and Bengal gram, which have a huge demand in the market.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Dec 2021 2:46 AM GMT
Cultivate groundnut, cotton, others instead of paddy: KCR to farmers

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday urged farmers to cultivate alternative crops instead of paddy for better returns.

KCR suggested cultivating groundnut, cotton, black gram, mung daal, and Bengal gram, which have a huge demand in the market.

"It is better to cultivate other crops instead of paddy," he said.

The CM made a surprise visit to Rangapur in Pebbair Mandal in Wanaparthy district and William Konda Thanda village Panchayat in Kothakota Mandal. He inspected Black Gram, Ground Nut crops cultivated by the farmers.

KCR first visited Rangapur and inspected groundnut crops cultivated by Maheswar Reddy and Ramulu. During the interaction, the farmers told the CM that each hectare produces 8 to 12 Quintals of black gram. They said the MSP is Rs 6300 per quintal, while the market price is above Rs 8000. However, each hectare produces 10 to 15 quintals of groundnut. Its MSP is Rs 5550 per quintal and the market price is above Rs 7,000.

The farmers also said due to change in the crop patterns, fertility has increased. The CM also inspected the paddy farms in Williamkonda Thanda. He also visited the groundnut farm of Gokari Venkataiah.

He inquired about the cultivation methods and the yield. Farmers' happiness knew no bounds and they took pictures with the CM.

KCR instructed Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy to encourage farmers to sow alternate crops that have demand in the market.

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