Agriculture activities begin on brisk note in district

Agriculture activities begin  on brisk note in district

Farmers in most parts of the district have already taken up the sowing activity.

The farming activity will gain pace by the second week of July since the district had received good amount of rainfall in June end. According to Agriculture officials, the farmers have sowed paddy, ragi, jowar, cereals and soya. The district has a good stock of fertiliser, said the department officials.

The district has received 369 mm of rainfall as against the normal rainfall of 245mm. In total, the district has received 1,848 mm of rainfall this year bringing cheer among the farmers. A total of seven per cent of sowing has been completed in  7,197 hectare in the district.

Fertilisers

The district needs 15,160 metric tonne fertiliser by July end. The department has distributed 11,045 metric tonnes of fertiliser to farmers through various Raitha Samparka Kendras and still 4,720 metric tonne of fertiliser is in the stock.

Joint Agriculture Director C Chikkanna told Deccan Herald that measures are being initiated to check the scarcity of DAP, NPK and MOP fertiliser. Kolar needs 3,860 metric tonne of fertiliser and already 6,715 metric tonne of fertiliser has been distributed.

Sowing seeds

The agriculture department officials said that at least 10,000 quintal of ragi, paddy, maize, tur, groundnut and castor seeds are needed. Already, 3,919 quintal has been sold.

Sowing

* Kolar - 872 hectare
* Bangarpet - 881 hectare
* Malur - 333 hectare
* Mulbagal - 2831 hectare
* Srinivaspur - 2280 hectare
* Total - 7197 hectare

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