Agriculture officials draw flak for shortage of cotton seeds

They are coming forward to buy a particular variety seed as they growers registered 12 quintals of cotton per acre and saw considerable profits when they had sown it last year. -

May 31, 2024 Adilabad: Officials of the agriculture department are drawing flak for their failure to ensure sufficient stocks of cotton seeds and thus causing inconvenience to farmers. Cotton crop is grown in 4.5 lakh acres in Adilabad district, considered as one of major producers of the cash crop in Asia. Farmers need 9 lakh packets containing 450 grams each to raise the crop.

However, 6.98 lakh packets are kept available at 318 seed dealers located across the district, according to officials of the agriculture department. This has indicated a deficiency of 2 lakh packets.

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