The state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister KCR ended shortly after. A full review was held in the Cabinet on the readiness of the Ministry of Agriculture on monsoon cultivation. The Cabinet expressed happiness over the huge increase in agricultural cultivation under several irrigation projects in the state of Telangana, including Kaleswaram. During the monsoon last year, the Cabinet was happy to see a yield of about 3 crore tonnes of paddy by cultivating paddy alone on 1,06,03,927 acres including Yasangi. The Cabinet congratulated Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy, officials and staff for taking part in this effort.
Of the 2,601 agricultural clusters, the Cabinet directed the AEOs to be fully accessible to farmers at the Farm Platforms Center to provide them with crop advice and guidance and to fully prepare farmers for monsoon cultivation. The Cabinet lauded Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Minister Talsani Srinivas Yadav, officials and staff for their outstanding work in the areas of fisheries and sheep farming.
The Cabinet decided to set up a Cabinet Sub-Committee to suggest solutions to other problems in the public distribution system, including the Commission of Ration Dealers in the State. Ministers Harish Rao, Talsani Srinivas Yadav, Sabita Indrareddy and Indrakaran Reddy will be members of the sub-committee, which will be chaired by Civil Supplies Minister Ganguly Kamalakar.
The Cabinet has approved the setting up of Telangana Special Food Processing Zones (TSFPZs) in the old nine districts except Hyderabad district. The Cabinet directed the authorities to take immediate steps to set up rice mills and other food processing industries not less than 250 acres each. The Cabinet also decided to immediately issue ration cards to 4,46,169 eligible people who have applied for ration cards in the state and are pending. The Cabinet directed the concerned authorities to complete the process of issuing ration cards within 15 days.