Hyderabad, May 22 : Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday announced that to make agriculture a matured profession in future, the government would implement both long term and short term strategies in the state.
Mr Rao desired that cultivation in Telangana should be developed in such a manner that crops should be cultivated based on the eating habits of the people, agro-based industries should get their raw material continuously, the entire yields should be sold in the market at good prices, the cultivation of crops should be done to compete at the international level.
He said that there should be a tangible change in agriculture in the State. The CM held a meeting with the experts at Pragathi Bhavan here to finalise the strategy on the cultivation to be done in tune with the market demands, agri-business, food processing, agro industries development and other related issues.
A detailed discussion was held on what kind of changes to be brought in cultivation of crops? What are the methods that are available now to add value to the crops produced by farmers without sending them directly from farm to the market? What new changes to be brought in? What changes should be done for the use of fertilisers and chemicals? What should be done to make sure that the entire yield is utilised, an official statement from the CM's office said here. The experts in this regard gave several suggestions, the statement CM said, adding that it was decided to hold such discussions in the coming days and give a direction and path to agriculture in the state. (UNI)