Hyderabad, May 10: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to prepare a Comprehensive Agriculture Policy for the state with an aim to make agriculture sector profitable. There should be an attitude change among the farmers to cultivate the crops which are in demand in the market and which are in tune with eating habits of the people, he said.
Rao said very soon he would be talking to farmers through clusters, Rythu Bandhu Samithies, agriculture officers through a video conference. The Chief Minister held a lengthy review meeting on Agriculture department on Saturday. Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy, Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar, Rythu Bandhu State President Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Civil Supplies Corporation chairman Mareddy Srinivas Reddy, officials and Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor Praveen Rao were among those who participated.
A release from Chief Minister's Office past midnight on Saturday night said “A comprehensive Agriculture policy should be prepared in the State. Everything should happen in tune with the policy. The government should decide on which crops should farmers go in for. Planning should be done in such a way that crops should be cultivated based on the food needs of people in the State and the crops, which are in demand in the markets in other regions, Rao said. He directed the officials to identify the alternative crops and suggest these crops to farmers.(UNI)