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Intervention in cropping pattern proposed

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KURNOOL: The Government has proposed intervention in cropping pattern in a big way this year in Kurnool district. A total of 88,785 acres was selected for promoting crops that ensured steady income to farmers or enhanced productivity. The project would cost around Rs. 6.5 crores.

The district administration sent a detailed proposal to the Government for the required financial support to the project while the Chief Minister, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, himself advocated cultivation of maize and soybean in Kurnool district. He promised market support at a Rythu Sadassu recently, until a proper system developed for the two crops.

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation would be promoted in 15,000 acres by supplying mechanical weeders and markers at subsidised cost. The new method is likely to save 0.75 tmcft of water besides enhancing the productivity by 11,250 tonnes, valued at Rs. 6.63 crores.

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