Rain keeps farmers busy

With the district receiving incessant rain, farming activities have picked up here. Both the district headquarters and Kandi received as much as 34 mm rain followed by 23 mm rain in Ameenpur and Ramachandrapuram mandals.

According to sources, farming activities have picked up in about 62% of the total area under cultivation and farmers, this year, are opting for cotton crop followed by soyabean and paddy. The delay in land cultivation has been attributed to a long dry spell and non-availability of water at many places owing to below normal rainfall.

Meanwhile, about 62% of the total land is being cultivated in both Siddipet and Sangareddy districts, while it stood at 40% in Medak district owing to lack of sufficient rainfall.

It is expected that the farming activities would pick up in the next few days if the rain continues for some more days.

In Siddipet district, it is said that maize and cotton crop covers about 90% of the 3.9 lakh acres of total land under cultivation. And in Sangareddy district, of the total 2.21 lakh hectares, cotton, soyabean and paddy is being cultivated on 1.38 lakh hectares and it covers about 62.4%, according to District Agriculture Officer B. Narasimha Rao.

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