K M Dayashankar
SIDDIPET: Realising that the Union government had decided not to procure the paddy produce during the rabi (yasangi) season in the Telangana state, the farmers have decided to go in for alternate crops in spite of being risky the farming operations.
These revelations were made by the farmers during the interaction with Collector M Hanumantha Rao during his routine visits to the villages on Tuesday. The Collector, who was travelling on the road at Singayapalli village in Wargal mandal in the district, interacted with the farmers who had dried up their paddy produce on the roads.
During the interaction, the farmers said that they were aware of the Union government decision on not purchasing the paddy during the rabi season and they had decided to go for alternate crops. They said that they would face problems if they go in for paddy cultivation during the rabi season.
The Collector informed the farmers that they would chalk out an action plan for going in for alternate crops based on the soil and moisture content in various parts of the district. He said that the agriculture officials were already touring the villages to educate the farmers about the cultivation of alternate crops and appreciated the farmers for taking a decision to go in for alternate crops during the rabi season.