Away from the humdrum of a monotonous life in front of laptops for nine hours a day, the IT professionals working in Hi-Tech city here have found a new way of de-stress themselves during the weekends. The two-day weekend getaways are proving to be a refreshing change for about 700 of them when they travel to Naskal village, 13 kms before Vikarabad, to take up farming and learn its nuances with the ultimate objective to land a career in agriculture when they quit jobs.
A burning topic in agriculture in Telangana these days is the decision of the State government to leave out 14 lakh tenant farmers from the investment support scheme of giving ₹ 4,000 per acre per season to the farming community from the next crop year. The government had decided against extending the benefit to tenant farmers as it is not possible to identify them because tenancy is an oral agreement with landlords which has no legal validity, said Agriculture Secretary C. Parthasarathi.
Experts from universities and farmers organisations have resented the 24x7 power supply to agriculture from Sunday midnight, saying what is actually required is nine-hour quality power during day time. They claimed that there was no point in giving round-the-clock power because farmers needed water from borewells for only eight to nine hours without interruption and safety of transformers.
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