Rains bring cheer to district

Rains bring cheer to district

81 pc sowing done, will be completed by September first week

Rains bring cheer to district

But this year, the district has received good amount of rainfall and already 81 per cent of sowing has been completed in the district. By September first week, the sowing is expected to be 100 per cent by September first week.

The farmers are happy that this year’s rainfall would bring them good yield.
Last year, the district had witnessed dry weather for 54 days and even average rainfall was not recorded.

The government is yet to give compensation to the tune of Rs 17.97 crore to the farmers of the district and Rs 53.8 crore where horticulture crops have been grown - as the district administration had proposed.

But the situation is different this year. The farmers hope that this year, they will have good yield.

Already, 81 per cent of sowing - in 81,197 hectare - has been completed. While Mulbagal completed 95 per cent, Srinivaspur is in second position with 89 per cent. Kolar taluk has completed 85 per cent. In Bangarpet and Malur, sowing activity has been completed 73 and 63 per cent, respectively.

While paddy covers 6,014 hectare, ragi is in 49,700 hectare in Kolar taluk. Besides, maize has been grown in 430 hectare.

Besides, groundnut has been grown in 11,140 hectare in the district.
“For the past three days, the district has been receiving good rains and the farmers are happy. The Wednesday’s rain has set the festive mood in the drought-prone district,” told Agriculture Joint Director C Chikkanna to Deccan Herald.

Kolar Kasba hobli, Huthur, Tekal of Malur taluk, Bangarpet Kasba hobli, Kamasamudra and Boodikote had received less rainfall. The crops were damaged here, last year. But the situation is different here. The farmers will harvest groundnut in another 10-15 days, he added.

“Although rain was good this year, no tanks in the district are full,” observed farmer N R Chandrashekhar of Nenamanahalli.
DH News Service

Sowing details
* Kolar: 16,133 hectare
* Bangarpet: 15.011 hectare.
* Malur: 11,865 hectare
* Mulbagal: 23,981 hectare
* Srinivaspur: 14,207 hectare
* Total: 81,197 hectare

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