Paddy production shoots up by 20 pc in Kodagu

Bhoo Chethana Scheme breathes new lease of life

Women busy transplanting paddy at a field in a village in Kodagu district. DH PhotoWith the implementation of the ambitious project of the state government ‘Bhoo Chethana,’ Kodagu district has seen 20 per cent increase in the production of paddy and 25 per cent increase in maize. The scheme has brought smile on the face of the farmers.

In 2011-12, as many as 58 villages in Kodagu district were included under the project. The government had implemented the project on a pilot basis two years ago. The scheme aimed at supplying nutrients and micro nutrients needed for the agriculture lands at subsidised rate through cooperative societies. About 17,000 hectare of land under paddy and 2,000 hectare of maize was included under the scheme.

The scheme covered 4,434 hectare paddy grown area in Madikeri taluk, 6,665 hectare in Virajpet and 6,000 hectare in Somwarpet.

Farmers were given 60 tonnes of dolomite, 16.5 tonnes of borox, 53 tonnes of zinc sulphate and 43 tonnes of organic manure through 47 cooperative societies. Owing to the scheme, the paddy production was 1,53,254 tonne while the maize was 20,844 tonne, said officials.

Villages

The scheme was implemented in the following villages. Madikeri—Maragodu, Hoskeri, Kantharu Moornadu, Makkandur, Napoklu, Ballamavati-Nelaji-Peroor, Kaggodlu, Makeri, Made, Katakeri, Bettageri, Heravanadu, Thavur.

Somwarpet—Ganaguru, Yalakanur, Masagodu, Adinadooru, Thakeri, Kiragandur, Yadavanadu, Yaduru, Kalkanduru, Soorlabi, Garvale, Chettalli, Nellihudikeri, Nanjarayapattana, Guddehosu, Koodige, Nidtha, Gopalapura, Shivaralli, Avaredalu, Huluse, Shanthalli, Thaltarashettalli, Kumaralli, Tholur Shettali and Doddatholuru.

Virajpet—Kannangala, Hosur, Kirugur, Hudoor, Thithimathi, Kanoor, Nittur, Devanoor, Ponnappasanthe, Kadangamaroor, Palangala, Betoli, Maithadi, Nemmale, K Badaga, Harihara, Porad, Hudikeri and Haisodlur.

Land selected

The success of Bhoo chethana has inspired the agriculture department to select 32,500 hectare land during 2012-13. This include 29,500 hectare for paddy and 3,000 hectare for maize.

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