Rains bring cheers for farmers in Ch'nagar dist

Rains bring cheers for farmers in Ch'nagar dist

Villagers of Harave, Begur,Terakanambi, Santhemarahalli and Chamarajanagar Kasaba hoblis were worried because of scanty rains. The farmers are expecting low yield.
Sources in Agriculture Department told Deccan Herald that crops on more than 10,000 hectares were withering due to poor rains in many taluks. In fact, the district administration was busy in assessing crop damage in the last few days.

Of the total 1.47 lakh hectares, sowing had been done on 66 per cent of land. The percentage of sowing is 91 per cent in Chamarajanagar taluk, 25 pc in Yalandur taluk, 77 pc in Gundlupet taluk and 54 pc in Kollegal taluk. The Department has distributed 14, 768 quintals of seeds to farmers. The maximum was paddy, sunflower, hybrid jowar and maize seeds. As many as 26,000 tonnes of fertiliser has been sold as against the demand of 36,000 tonnes.

The district has received less rain fall when compared to previous year.
Joint Director of Agriculture B M Shivamallu told Deccan Herald that sowing had not been done in some parts of the district due to delayed rains.  However, sowing activities have been normal in other places. Steps are being taken for distribution of seeds, fertilisers and other facilities to farmers.  One round of discussion had been held with fertiliser distributors to ensure smooth supply of fertiliser to farmers.
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