City : Leader News Service : Due to heavy rains in the district, sowing has been disrupted. As cotton cultivation has also stopped, only 400 hectares have been sown in the district so far. Therefore, as many as 56691 quintal seeds of rice, millet, maize, tur, mung bean, udid, soybean, cotton are lying in 3500 agricultural centers. So, along with the farmers, the Krishi Seva Kendra operators are also waiting for the rains. Zilla Parishad Agriculture Department has planned seeds and fertilizers for this year’s kharif. Compared to the last three years, the demand for essential seeds has also been increased this year considering the Kharipa area.
6 lakh 39 thousand 430 hectare area of kharif is proposed in Kharif district on six and a half lakh hectares, according to which the district will need 70570 quintal of seeds. In the first phase, 56691 quintals of seeds have been made available, including 3212 quintals of rice, 2724 of millet, 6303 quintals of maize, 1380 quintals of tur, 1061 quintals of tur, 4551 quintals of urad, 35479 quintals of soybeans, 1978 quintals of cotton.
Vigilance to prevent black market
Zilla Parishad Agricultural Development Officer Nilesh Kanwade has instructed the agricultural center operators to sell seeds of good quality and at fixed prices to the farmers. Inspector Gangurde has inspected the agricultural service centers through Bharari team. It is understood that the proposal to suspend the license of more than 10 Krishi Seva Kendra drivers in the district has gone ahead.
Clouds of worry as the rain pours down
Due to heavy rains, the farmers who had planted their crops on the basis of rain have become worried. Apart from this, if the rains are late, what to do with the seeds that have fallen in the agricultural center, the agricultural service center operators as well as the seed companies are also worried. Apart from this, rain is necessary for economic turnover in the market. So all eyes are on Varun Raja.
Farmers should not rush sowing, should sow only after satisfactory rainfall. Also, all types of seeds are available in the market. Instead of insisting on the same variety, one should buy other equivalent seeds from a recognized company. If you have any guidance or complaints in this regard, please contact us directly.
– Nilesh Kanwade, Agricultural Development Officer, G.P.
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