ANDHRA PRADESH

Teams to be formed to check hoarding

Staff Reporter

WARANGAL: The district administration proposes to constitute joint teams involving officials of revenue, agriculture and police to prevent hoarding of seeds, fertilisers and pesticides.

Collector B Janardhan Reddy said that respective tahsildars should initiate stringent action against the dealers hoarding stocks and resorting to sale in black market. The government has made available 5,000 metric tonnes of fertilisers for June and there were 2,500 metric tonnes of fertilisers of May pending unutilised. Each farmer would get three bags of fertilisers in the first phase and they would be distributed through primary agricultural cooperative societies.

Mr. Reddy further said 1,560 quintals of maize, 3.25 lakh packets of cotton seed and 1,500 quintals of pulses were made available for the farmers in the market presently.

Financial aid

The farmers who lost their crop due to untimely rain would get financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 6.88 crore soon. Similarly, the owners of mango orchards who sustained damage would also get compensation to the tune of Rs. 9.50 crore.

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