Plans are afoot to take up oil palm cultivation in 2.5 lakh acres within the State as half of renewed deal with crop diversification with a thrust on oilseeds, pulses, amongst different crops which have demand in market, mentioned Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy.
Speaking at a workshop on Preparedness for Vanakalam-2022 in Karimnagar on Monday, the minister mentioned the expanded irrigation supplied an impetus to agriculture and different allied sectors, the predominant supply of livelihood for an awesome majority of folks within the State.
The mega Kaleshwaram elevate irrigation mission ushered in fast growth of irrigation amenities thereby contributing to development in agricultural manufacturing within the State, he mentioned.
“Some undesirable elements are bent upon carrying out a false propaganda against the TRS government unable to digest the landmark pro-farmer schemes being implemented in the State,” he charged, calling upon the sector employees of the agriculture division and the members of the Rythu Bandhu Samitis to encourage farmers to harness trendy applied sciences and comply with scientific practices for sustainable agriculture development and revenue.
Telangana State Planning Board (TSPB) vice-chairman B Vinod Kumar, Civil Supplies and Backward Classes Welfare Minister G Kamalakar and others spoke.
Several MLAs and elected representatives of the native our bodies, officers of the Agriculture and Horticulture departments, amongst others from each Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts have been current.