Hyderabad: Industries Minister K Tarakarama Rao said that good days have come for farmers under Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s leadership. He praised KCR for being the only leader who invests in farmers and assures them of Rythu Bima and Rythu Bandhu.
He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for an oil palm factory in Wanaparthy district along with Agriculture Minister S. Niranjan Reddy.
KTR said that Telangana is the country’s leader in paddy production. He criticized the Centre for paying bribes to buy grain grown in the state and suggested that farmers plant alternative crops to make agriculture more profitable.
KTR said that the current situation is that India imports thousands of tons of oil. He revealed that the Telangana government aims to take oil palm cultivation to 20 lakh acres and export the oil to the entire country. He also said that the government is providing large-scale subsidies for oil palm cultivation and that farmers can earn up to Rs. 12,000 per acre per month through this crop.
He also spoke about the government’s promotion of modern farming methods and advised farmers to seek advice from scientists and officials on crop cultivation methods. He said that grain purchase centres are being set up in every village to purchase grain from farmers.
KTR said that Palamuru farmers are creating miracles and that the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy project will transform the district. He said that the Krishna River’s waters have been diverted to the wastelands of Palamuru.Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy said that CM KCR has strengthened agriculture in Telangana. He spoke about the government’s initiative for crop rotation and said that the country needs 22,000 million tons of oil, while India imports 15,000 million tons of oil. He said that farmers are benefiting greatly from oil palm cultivation, which is being grown on 1.25 lakh acres in the state, including 5,000 acres in Wanaparthy district alone. (INN)