Telangana State is gradually developing as the ‘Rice Bowl of India‘. Inside a limited ability to focus five years, the region under paddy development has multiplied, from 22.7 lakh sections of land in 2014-15 to 40.7 lakh sections of land in the 2019-20 kharif season. As to yasangi, the region under paddy development has expanded more than three-overlay, from 12.23 lakh sections of land in 2014-15 to 39.12 lakh sections of land in the progressing season in the State. It ought not to come as an unexpected then that the State government is targetting a humongous one crore sections of land in a solitary season in the following three years.
“Paddy cultivation has increased manifold in the State, especially during the current yasangi season. We are also receiving huge yields amounting to about 1.03 lakh crore metric tonnes, which is being entirely procured by the State government,” Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said With the culmination of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme, the degree of paddy development has multiplied in only one year, from 18.35 lakh sections of land in 2018-19 yasangi season to 39.12 lakh sections of land in 2019-20.
Telangana Played key Role
“Barring a few Northern or North-Eastern States, rice has become the staple food in a majority of states in the country. Our neighboring states, including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra do not have assured crops due to issues like cyclones and other problems. Under these circumstances, Telangana will be the Rice Bowl of India,” he said. Telangana State has already supplied about 2.52 lakh tonnes of PDS rice to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka to meet their needs in this hour of the crisis created by coronavirus in the country.