With irrigation services rising the acreage in the kharif period, the usage of fertilisers in Telangana has doubled.

As on these days, farmers in the Point out have procured about 16 lakh tonnes of fertilisers for the kharif period, in opposition to eight lakh tonnes consumed as of the identical day last calendar year.

Towards the period regular of one.03 crore acres, the Point out is very likely to mature crops about one.four crore acres, resulting in the more need for fertilisers.

The Point out consumed a overall of fourteen.forty eight lakh tonnes in the last kharif. This calendar year, the need has been pegged at 22.three lakh tonnes, owing to increase in the acreage.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has asked Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy and Agriculture Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy to fulfill the Union Agriculture Minister and question for more supplies of fertilisers.

“Fertiliser supplies have been hit since of incessant rains and the Covid-19 pandemic. Our farmers would involve more fertilisers this period. Demonstrate the circumstance to the Union Minister and question him to release more supplies to the Point out,” the Chief Minister mentioned.