Gajwel: State government is setting up special purchasing centres for organic rice variety ‘Telangana Sona’ in Siddipet market yards in order to encourage organic farming. Distrcit Agriculture Officer Shravan Kumar on Wednesday launched a special purchase counter for organic rice at Gajwel Agriculture Market Yard.
The variety was produced using organic farming methods without any chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Farmers of Datharpally village of Gajwel mandal, who presented a bag of organic rice to Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao at his residence in Hyderabad on Wednesday, urged the government to increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for rice which is now Rs 4200 per quintal.
The Minister, who responded positively, said special stalls for organic rice at Rythu Bazaars would be set up and the government would also encourage the farmers.