Kharif and rabi seasons rechristened as Vanakalam and Yasangi in Telangana
Kharif and rabi, the common names for monsoon and summer crops across the country, will now be called ‘Vanakalam’ (rainy season) and Yasangi (summer) seasons in Telangana.
TheTelangana Government has decided to rechristen the names of the agricultural seasons, picking the popular Telugu names ‘Vanakalam’ and ‘Yasangi’. While the two names are popular among the farmers, the official nomenclature of kharif and rabi are being used in the official communications, agricultural action plans, agricultural academic and research institutes. The government has decided to change the names in order to remove the confusion, and make it easier for the farmers and ground-level extension officers to communicate with one another.
All the government references in gazettes, government orders, and departmental documents to the two seasons will be in Telugu.
Rubber Board to start procurement from today
To mitigate the distress situation being faced by small growers, the Rubber Board has decided to enter the market for procurement.
It has formulated an action plan to procure the commodity through Rubber Board-promoted companies. The procurement will commence from Saturday (April 25). The plan envisages advancing a specific amount to growers based on the grade and the balance would be paid once the market stabilises. The Board will procure up to 100 kg from a small grower, said a press release.