Veggie crop colonies to come up in Hyderabad too

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 04:42:13

 Idea of having crop colonies will not be limited to rural areas where cultivation is taken up on a bigger scale. Vegetable crop colonies will come up in five major municipal corporations of Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Khammam, bringing much cheer to consumers. The idea behind developing a crop colony is to compute vegetable demand for a municipality or village based on local consumption patterns, soil types and climatic conditions. Those farmers who have been identified in the crop colony area will be given data about required quantum of vegetables. “This will be a win-win situation for farmers who can earn more income with increased productivity and consumers will get the vegetables at a reasonable price,”  The government was keen to extend the concept in various parts of the state after a vegetable crop colony was first implemented in Ibrahahimpatnam in Rangareddy district in 3,562 acres. It covered 2,780 farmers in 38 villages of Manchal and Yacharam mandals. In fact, vegetable production in these mandals has increased from 44,000 metric tonnes to 83,000 metric tonnes after the implementation of crop colonies