CG-05, Dhamtari

Paddy acreage up two-fold in Chhattisgarh

Paddy acreage up two-fold in CG

Govt’s decision to release water for the rabi crop this season benefits farmers.

Jeevanlal Sahu, a small farmer in Kurud block of Dhamtari district in Chhattisgarh, had a bitter experience in the last rabi season (2009-10) when he failed to opt for summer paddy. But he is now elated as he is set to overcome the failure in this rabi season.
The reluctance of the Chhattisgarh government to release water from reservoirs for the rabi crop last year prevented Sahu from going for summer cultivation of paddy over the two hectares of land that he holds near Kurud, about 70 km from here.