SHIMOGA: Sowing operations for the kharif season have been taken up in over 1.8 lakh hectares of land in Shimoga district, exceeding the target set for the season, according to Joint Director of Agriculture Manjappa.
He said the target was exceeded this season owing to proper utilisation of the 75 per cent subsidy offered by the Government.
He said 24,714 quintals of seeds had been purchased for distribution among farmers, who got a subsidy of Rs. 4.12 crore.
Mr. Manjappa said the taluk wise area sown is: Shimoga (29,023 hectares), Bhadravati (20,925 hectares), Tirthahalli (12,261 hectares), Sagar (19,332 hectares), Hosnagar (14,485 hectares), Shikaripur (44,092 hectares) and Sorab (40,403 hectares).
The area sown includes paddy in area of 1.01 lakh hectares of land, 55,658 hectares hybrid jowar, 11,045 hectares cotton and 9,734 hectares sugarcane.