Farmers mull winter crop holiday

December 1, 2016 0 Comments

VISAKHAPATNAM: Farmers in Visakhapatnam district are mulling a winter crop holiday keeping in view the side effects of demonetisation. However, agriculture and horticulture department officials are trying to prevent the farmers from doing so as such a move will make the price of pulses, vegetable, onions and certain commercial crops grown during the winter season dearer.

Pulses and vegetables are grown in over 400,000 acres in Visakhapatnam district as the second crop with many opting for organic farming.