Hyderabad, May 15: Agriculture experts in the state on Friday night proposed to the state government and farmers, to get a support price for the crops in the State for monsoon and rabi crops, should cultivate paddy in 60 to 65 lakh acres per year only. They made it clear that cultivation of maize in rainy season was not at all profitable; instead cotton, which is in high demand in the market, should be cultivated. They also suggested that redgram should be cultivated in 10 to 15 Lakh acres during rainy season. In the backdrop of deciding to have regulatory farming in the state, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao held a meeting with agriculture experts and officials from the Agriculture University.
Experts made several suggestions based on studying the cultivable lands, cultivation methods and markets both in the country and outside. The experts stated that the state government has procured all the crops, as there is corona in the state now and with view that farmers should not incur losses. But this situation will not be there every year and it is not possible for the government to procure al the crops. Hence, farmers should cultivate crops that have demand in the markets.(UNI)