Telangana Farmers Must Grow Crops Other Than Paddy, Says KCR

 - Sakshi Post

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday made a surprise visit to agriculture farmlands in two villages and interacted with farmers. KCR went to Gadwal to console MLA B Krishna Mohan Reddy and his family members over the recent death of Krishna Mohan's father Venkatrami Reddy. Along with the CM, Ministers S Niranjan Reddy, V Srinivas Goud, MLC Goreti Venkanna, MLAs C Laxmareddy, Guvvala Balraju, S Rajender Reddy, A Venkateswar Reddy, VM Abraham, Marri Janardhan Reddy, Harshavardhan Reddy, Chittem Rammohan Reddy, Jaipal Yadav, Patnam Narender Reddy and ZP Chairperson Saritha Tirupathiah also went to meet the bereaved MLA, family. 

KCR, while on his return to Hyderbad stopped his convoy and met farmers in fields along the National Highway-44. He told them not to cultivate paddy in rabi and suggested going for the cultivation of alternative crops such as groundnut, cotton, black gram, moong dal, Bengal gram, etc.

KCR went to Rangapur village in Pebbair Mandal in Wanaparthy and Williamkonda Thanda village in Kothakota Mandal and observed the black gram and groundnut crops.

KCR interacted with farmers and they told him that due to a change in crops, land fertility has increased. KCR said that there is a need to change the crop pattern in the state.

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