Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Collector M. V. Satyanarayana along with Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University governing council member H Venugopal Rao inspected the works of the ongoing Horticulture Research Station at Kunaram village of Kalwa Srirampur mandal on Wednesday.

The Horticulture Research Station was coming up in a sprawling 150 acres at a cost of Rs. 3 crore and it would help farmers of entire Telangana region to produce high-yielding varieties of horticulture products such as ID crops, vegetables, flowers, fruits etc. Already, the government had released Rs 50 lakhs for the project and the levelling works was completed in about 50 acres of land.

The authorities were taking all necessary steps for the start of the research centre from the next kharif season. This is the first of its kind Horticulture in Karimnagar district. The Regional Agricultural Research station in Polasa near Jagtial was set up to develop high-yielding paddy and other crop varieties of the region and it is spread in 140 acres.