Farmers won’t be forced to buy particular Agriculture machine
Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas on Thursday assured farmers that they would not be forced to buy particular equipment or machineries and would only be provided subsidy once they pick up the machinery which they feel would be beneficial for their kind of farming
Hyderabad: Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas on Thursday assured farmers that they would not be forced to buy particular equipment or machineries and would only be provided subsidy once they pick up the machinery which they feel would be beneficial for their kind of farming. Pocharam was speaking at the exhibition of farm machinery at Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University (PJTSAU), where farmers from different districts took part.
The Minister examined the machineries put up for demonstration which could be used for sowing paddy. the Minister said that in view of shortage of the farm labourers, this kind of machinery would be considered more viable and hence the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is encouraging farm mechanisation in the State. He said that the machinery would be made available in areas with maximum cultivation of paddy, besides the areas where irrigation needs are fulfilled with nearby projects.
He explained that by using this machinery, the farmers would be able to save on their seeds and if they take up the task 10 days ahead, they would get good results besides saving time. He also elaborated the benefits of sowing the seeds all at a single time, as machinery could be utilised at its optimum levels. Later, the Minister discussed and clarified doubts with the officials, farmers at the University’s auditorium. During the interaction, several farmers expressed satisfaction and asked the Minister to extend maximum subsidy to farmers to avail these equipment.
The farmers from Nalgonda, Yadadri, Warangal, Kamareddy, Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy, Nizambad, Medak, Siddipet, Sanga Reddy districts took part, besides officials. C Parthasarathi, Agriculture Secretary and PJTSAU vice chancellor, D Praveen Rao, Horticulture Commissioner, L Venkatrami Reddy and other officials and scientists were present.