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Need to cultivate nutritional crops demand in market: Telangana CM

Hyderabad, Jun 3 (UNI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday emphasised the need to cultivate nutritional crops in the state.

Mr. Rao , who conducted a 3-day extended conference with the State Agriculture Department officials, agriculture experts on the strategy to be implemented for the regulatory cultivation in the State in the days to come at Pragathi Bhavan, CMs camps office here, felt that though food security was achieved in the country, nutritional food security could not be achieved.

People should be encouraged to eat food with rich vitamins, proteins and crops should be cultivated in tune with this concept, Mr Rao said.

Along with the life expectancy of the people, their immune system to fight diseases should also be improved, the CM said.

He instructed the Agriculture officials to alert and prepare strategies so that farmers would inculcate the habit of cultivating those crops, which are in demand in the market.

He asked the agriculture experts to finalise the strategy for regulated farming and make agriculture profitable for farmers.

Regulating farming will come into force commencing from this Vaankalam (monsoon) season where farmers should cultivate crops as per the government guidelines, he wanted the authorities to prepare necessary plans for each crop season as per the market demand.

Farmers to get good price for their produce, the Chief Minister also wanted the officials to prepare season-wise action plan for crop cultivation to meet market demand.

With the State achieving food security, the CM also emphasised the need to motive farmers to cultivate crops as per the market demand to achieve profits.

He suggested that the farmers increase the yield by following modern farming techniques and using technology.

The government will also appoint an agriculture research committee which will suggest modern cultivation techniques for each crop, he said.
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