Govt will support organic farming: Harish

Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today state government will support to organic farming in a big way. He stressed the need for consumption of food grains produced through organic fertilizers. Rice and other food grains produced through organic fertilizers are good for health, he remarked.

A group of farmers from Datharpally village of Gajwel mandal met the minister and offered him the rice produced by using organic fertilizers. The minister said the State government would extend support to those farmers who were using organic fertilizers to their crops. Such food grains are healthy, he said, adding that farmers of 10 villages in Siddipet Assembly segment are using organic fertilizers for crops. He said the farmers can get more yield with organic fertilizers with less expenditure.

Later, the minister held a video conference with the District Collectors from Sanga Reddy Collectorate. He discussed about the details of marketing, procurement of red gram and purchase of black gram and groundnut and setting up of purchase centers. He also asked the district and marketing officials to coordinate in setting up of adequate number of purchase centers and procure food grains by giving them minimum support price. “Procure complete food grains from the farmers avoiding delay and ensure timely payment”, he asked the officials.(NSS)