Telangana Agriculture Minister asks CII to bring latest technologies and innovations to rural areas.

Telangana Agriculture Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao has asked the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and other stakeholders to bring the latest technologies and innovations to rural areas so that small and marginal farmers can access them. “They followed traditional farming practices because they didn’t know about the latest progress. You have to go to the villages and make sure they have access to the latest methods and practices,

Addressing a gathering after opening the three-day event. On Friday, at the CII AgriTech South conference and exhibition here, he asked CII to organize similar conferences and exhibitions in rural areas. CII (Telangana President) C Shekar Reddy accepted the minister’s proposal and sought government support to organize conferences in rural areas. 

The need of the hour

He said there is a need to adopt an agricultural cluster development approach based on the production strengths of various agro-climatic zones and land management units. He said the country must start horticulture and oilseeds. in line with national efforts.

He also wanted the government to introduce the Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) policy so that farmers produce different crops.

M Raghunandan Rao, Agriculture Minister (Telangana Government) said that farmers are facing risks in every crop cycle and they need every support including seed companies. He said the government was considering introducing crop insurance and Rythu Bharosa subsidy of ₹ 15,000 per acre.

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