Bonds ready for about 27 lakh farmers under government's insurance scheme
Updated : August 21, 2018 10:18 AM IST
Reddy held a video conference with officials on issues, including insurance scheme, impact of rains on crops, increased availability of water in the reservoirs following good rainfall and the presence of "Fall Armyworm" agricultural pest in the state.
He said awareness on the "Fall Armyworm," a feared pest which had caused massive agricultural losses in Africa, should increase in the state, precautions should be taken at the preliminary stage to prevent its spread.
According to the release, crops have been planted so far in 94 lakh acres in the ongoing rainy season against the normal area of 1.08 crore acres.