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Mr Rao said the government would also appoint agriculture products marketing committee to study the market demand, marketing strategies and prices across the world, and suggest profitable crops in the State.
The cotton which grown in vast extent in Telangana state, has high demand, he said the state government will constitute Cotton Research and Development Centre to support Cotton growers, to make suggestions on how to increase the output, to study and recommend which type of Cotton has the market and other related matters.
The CM asked agriculture officials to prepare a plan to make the state self-sufficient in its vegetable and fruits as there is more demand for fruits and vegetables in the urban areas.
A lot of irrigation projects are getting completed in the State and the tanks capacity also increased due to Mission Kakatiya programme, he said cultivation under borewells increased due to supply of 24-hour uninterrupted power supply.
Every year a new Ayucut is been added and cultivation Plans should be prepared estimating the increasing/increased extent of cultivable land, he asked the officials.
Need to revamp the Horticulture department in tune with the changing times and create a separate Statistics Wing to compile date on Crops, the CM added.
Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy, Rythu Bandhu state President Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Principal Secretary (Agriculture) Janardhan Reddy, Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Praveen Rao, Agro- Business Consultant Gopinath and others attended the meetings.
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