KAKINADA: Agriculture and food processing minister Kurasala Kannababu said that integrated agricultural labs would be established in every Assembly constituency in the state.
In the first phase, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Moihan Reddy will inaugurate 61 labs on July 8, the birth anniversary of late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. Kannababu along with MLC Pandula Ravindrababu and Kakinada MP Vanga Gita inaugurated an integrated agriculture lab set up at a cost of Rs 82 lakh at Vakalapudi village in Kakinada rural mandal on Sunday. He said Rythu Bharosa Kendras, custom hiring centres and others would also be launched on July 8.
The minister said that following the establishment of multipurpose facility centres at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore in the state, warehousing complexes, cold storages, drying platforms, grading centres, quality tests on crops and agri-products and others would be established.
He said that the agri labs would help farmers get quality seeds, fertilisers and pesticides which should be supplied to the farmers only after testing in the labs. He said that animal husbandry labs and food testing labs and others would also be set up at selected places in the state.
Due to formation of AP-Amul Project, the dairy farmers would get benefits and Agriculture Mechanization Training Centres would be set up at Nyra in Srikakulam district, Samalkot in East Godavari district and Kurnool. All animal husbandry clinics would be modernised in all the districts and market yards developed under Naadu-Nedu programme.
Agriculture Joint Director S. Vijayakumar, Joint Director of Fisheries P.V. Satyanarayana, Deputy Director of Agriculture S. Madhava Rao and others were present....