Plans mooted to assist farming

Plans mooted to assist farming
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Efforts were on to increase the economic development of agriculture and its allied sectors, District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmad said. “Dairy, sericulture, mechanised agriculture and trellis vegetation are the four potential areas that the administration wants to focus,” he said, stating that they had allocated Rs 52.89 crore for it, of which the bankers will provide Rs 42.31 crore as loan to farmers

Karimnagar: Efforts were on to increase the economic development of agriculture and its allied sectors, District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmad said. “Dairy, sericulture, mechanised agriculture and trellis vegetation are the four potential areas that the administration wants to focus,” he said, stating that they had allocated Rs 52.89 crore for it, of which the bankers will provide Rs 42.31 crore as loan to farmers.

Referring to sericulture, the Collector said that they were aiming to encourage mulberry cultivation on at least 250 acres by providing loan facility. Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed also urged the farming community to make use of government assistance for trellis vegetable cultivation. The farmers can get a loan up to Rs 2 lakh for trellis vegetable cultivation. NABARD AGM Ravi Babu was among other bank and agriculture officials present

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