December 11, 2018
Bangla Govt to help Bankura farmers take up cultivation of alternatives to paddy
The State Government has made plans to help farmers in taking up cultivation of pulses, oilseeds and mustard in 196 mouzas of Bankura district, where paddy cultivation has suffered due to inadequate rainfall.
Officials of the State Agriculture Department and district officials have identified areas located close to waterbodies for smooth cultivation of the crops.
The farmers are also being encouraged to cultivate different varieties of leaf vegetables (shak) like palang and others, which can be grown using less water and also at a rapid pace, and varieties of shak are very much in demand during winter.
The government is distributing seeds among the affected farmers and also providing necessary advice for cultivation. Fertilisers are also being made available.
Necessary instructions have been given to the concerned officers at the district level to arrange for power connections for submersible and mini-pumps that will be used to channel water from the waterbodies into the agricultural fields.
Source: Millennium Post