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Kuduregundi:dec 17, DHNS:
Agriculture Assistant Director Omkarappa said that farmers will have to invariably go for machinisation of farming at this juncture of time when finding agriculture labourers is becoming difficult.
Farmers trying their hands on the paddy crop cutting machine at Kuduregundi village in N R Pura by Agriculture Department. DH Photo
Addressing the gathering at demonstration of paddy crop cutting machine at Kuduregundi village recently he said that farmers are facing loss due to the decline in quantity of yield and because the cost of production has increased.
“Farmers and farm workers are facing lots of problems and it is due to these problems that farmers are resorting to suicide,” he said and added that one cutting machine can replace or perform the work of 35 manual workers. The yield too can go up by 25 per cent.
He said that in this proportion, there is a total land area of 15,000 hectare where paddy is grown and if this machine is used for farming them the yield can fetch about Rs 10 crore income for the taluk alone.Taluk Panchayat Member K N Shivadas inaugurated the programme by cutting the paddy crops using cutting machine. Programme was presided over by Sithur GP President Y S Ganesh.
Taluk Panchayat Member Sumathi Achar inaugurated the exhibition. Farmers Chandrashekar, Ramadas among others expressed their experience and opinion
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