The average of the past five years was 81.75 lakh metric tons. This year’s expected food grain production is 84.66 lakh metric tons, there will be no doubt, Pocharam said in the Legislative Assembly during a budgetary discussion.
The Telangana government expects food crop production to reach 84.66 metric tons this year, Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy said.
“The average of the last five years was 81.75 metric tons.” This year’s expected food grain production is 84.66 lakh metric, there will be no doubt, “he said In the Legislative Assembly during a budgetary discussion.
The sowing of the last season of Kharif was 90% and the Rabi was 120% (14.48 lakh hectares against an average of 12 lakh hectares in all crops), Pocharam said.
Responding to the criticism of the opposition Congress that the allocation for agriculture in the 2017-18 budget fell to Rs 5,942.97 crore this year from Rs 6,600 crore last year, Reddy said a fund of Rs 1000 crore taken Of NABARD was not included in the budget allocation.
He spoke at length about the challenges facing the agricultural sector and the measures taken by the government to improve the situation.
Speaking during the debate, Congressman T Jeevan Reddy alleged that the Center will assist in the implementation of the BJP’s agricultural loan renouncement promise in Uttar Pradesh.
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Affirming that the Center should have a uniform policy at the national level, he said that the House should adopt a resolution urging that Telangana also be assisted.
Responding to the question, BJP floor chief G Kishan Reddy said a loan waiver in UP would be implemented with state government funds.