Kerala

156 grama panchayats to be made barren-free

V.S. Sunilkumar, Minister for Agriculture, delivering a speech on ‘Haritha Kerala Mission and Local Self-Government Institutions’ at Vythiri in Wayanad on Tuesday.

V.S. Sunilkumar, Minister for Agriculture, delivering a speech on ‘Haritha Kerala Mission and Local Self-Government Institutions’ at Vythiri in Wayanad on Tuesday.  

₹40 crore allocated in current Budget to give royalty to paddy farmers

Minister for Agriculture V.S. Sunil Kumar has said that 156 grama panchayats in the State will be made barren-free panchayats this year.

Delivering a speech on ‘Haritha Keralam Mission and Local Self-Government Institutions’ at Vythiri in Wayanad district on Tuesday, Mr. Sunil Kumar said a sum of ₹40 crore had been allocated in the current Budget to give royalty to paddy farmers of the State and it was a reward for people conserving mother earth.

The State had seen a leap in paddy cultivation with a yield of 50,000 tonnes last season. The area under paddy cultivation increased to 2,00,000 hectares during the period.

The area would be increased to 3,00,000 hectares next season. “Jeevani, a project to promote organic vegetable cultivation in the State, will help us be self-reliant in vegetable production and fight lifestyle diseases,” he added.

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