The government of the state of Telangana is all set to regulate farming to diversify cultivation and also to ensure that farmers don’t all sow the same crops. The new policy on this front will be implemented from this coming monsoon season itself, said chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Tuesday.
The chief minister, in a statement, declared that a decision to “have regulatory agriculture cultivation in the state has been taken with the sole aim of benefitting the farmers". KCR, it stated, wants farmers to cultivate crops as suggested by the government and also declared that the regulatory cultivation of paddy would begin from this monsoon season itself. The decision was taken during a high-level meeting with officials.
“If one wants to sell the crop produced there are no buyers and if one wants to buy the agriculture produce, the prices are sky high. This situation has been in vogue for several years. We have achieved self-sufficiency in food grains and became self-reliant in agriculture products. But in later developments, farmers were not getting good prices for their produce. Under these circumstances, we have to ponder on how to get respectable prices for the crops cultivated by farmers in our state," said KCR.