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Telangana to cultivate cotton on 70 lakh acres

It is expected that nearly 70 lakh acres of cotton will be sown during the Vaanakalam season out of the total 1.42 crore acres that will be cultivated. About 45 lakh acres will be devoted to paddy farming, while around 15 lakh acres will be devoted to red gram farming.

During his review of seed and fertilizer availability here on Wednesday, Agriculture Minister S Nirajan Reddy directed officials to ensure that farmers have adequate supplies of seeds and fertilizers.

Approximately 16 lakh acres of green manure would be provided by the government to improve soil fertility, according to him. There was a request to farmers to refrain from overusing chemical fertilizers and urea, as these could damage soil fertility, increase expenditures, and ultimately reduce yields.

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A total of three tons of spurious cotton seeds seized

BT-3 cotton seed which is spurious and banned was seized by Nandigama police along with Shamshabad special operations team. Three people were arrested and 54 bags were seized.

Papireddygari Ramesh and C. Ganga Reddy, residents of Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, were said to have been a habitual transporter of spurious seed, police said.

The police claimed they used a DCM van to load three tonnes of seed in Chikkaballapur, and another car loaded 157 kg of cotton seed. In the policy limits, they were stopped near the Mekaguda crossroads on Monday evening as they were on their way to Manchiryal.

A Seeds Act violation, The Seeds (Control) Order violation and an Environmental Protection Act violation were filed against all the accusers.

An HDPS awareness in the cotton workshop was held at PJTSAU

On Wednesday, PJTSAU organized a demonstration and awareness workshop for KVK and DAATTC coordinators and scientists on High-Density Planting systems (HDPS). On the day of the awareness workshop, vacuum planters (10 units) were ceremonially transferred to the PJTSAU.






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