Sakleshpur wears the colour of cheer now

Sakleshpur wears the colour of cheer now

Farms turn green

Having started to drizzle on Thursday last, it started pouring on by Friday morning.
Heavy rains pounded Hanubalu, Hethuru, Kasaba and Yalasuru Hobli regions continuously from Saturday to Monday.

Taluk Administration has said that rains have increased in Agani, Kadamane, Kaganhare, Bisile and surrounding villages, which are located on the fringes of the Western Ghats.

With paddy grown in 9,500 hectare across the taluk, farmers are preparing to plant the saplings.

The Agriculture Department has aimed to sell 1,925 quintal of seeds to farmers and 750 quintal has already been stored in the department’s godown.

Assistant Agriculture Director G H Yogish told Deccan Herald that around 530 quintal has already been distributed to 1,120 farmers.

With ‘Tunga’ and ‘Intan’ species of paddy in high demand, the seeds are being supplied by the Agriculture University and Karnataka State Seed Corporation.

However, there is an urgent need for the district administration to supply about 2,500 tonnes of the 15-15-15 manure used in taluk.

Assistant Director Yogish has advised farmers to treat home-grown seeds with salt water.

For each kilogram of seeds four gram of Carbon Digene has to be mixed to get better crop yield, he added.

If farmers come across shopkeepers demanding manure at a higher rate than the market price, he urged them to bring it to the notice of Agriculture Department.

Continuous rains have deterred labourers from venturing into the coffee plantations. Rains have hampered process of applying manure in the plantations.

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