Cotton sowing crosses 50 lakh acres in Telangana

With the Condition recording copious monsoon rains, farmers in Telangana have completed cotton sowing on above 50 lakh acres.

The Condition focused an space of 60 lakh acres to be underneath cotton this kharif time as it began the regulated cropping process.

As sowings are in full swing, farmers and officers of the Agriculture Office are self-confident that the remaining ten lakh acres would be covered in the next couple of weeks.

The thrust by the Condition federal government for particular crops mirrored in the numbers. The Condition recorded 50.fourteen lakh acres in cotton sowing as versus 34.sixty six lakh acres the same working day very last yr.

“The kharif time is progressing well as for every the government’s new regulated cropping process,” B Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner of Agriculture, Govt of Telangana, advised BusinessLine.


As monsoon progressing well, the Condition has so far acquired 318.6 mm of rain as versus the time normal of 236.3 mm, showing an raise of 35 for every cent.

Underneath the new crop regulation process, the federal government has questioned the farmers not to improve maize this time. On the other hand, the farmers sowed the cereal on about 1.25 lakh acres as versus the time normal of about five lakh acres.

The Condition Govt has refused Rythu Bandhu advantages (₹5,000 every single in the two seasons for each acre a farmer owns) to all those who violated the regulated parts.

“Farmers might have gone for maize in some parts to satisfy the contractual obligations with poultry and other industries,” a farmers’ union chief has said.

“The Condition acquired maize in excessive to the normal levels. We have questioned the farmers not to go for maize as the Condition is saddled with piled-up shares from very last yr. They can improve it in the Rabi time,” a Govt official said.

Paddy sowing, much too, are in full swing in the Condition. At 3.ninety seven lakh acres, paddy sowing overtook very last year’s 3.ninety seven lakh acres.