It is once again time for Eruvaka Purnima celebrations in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will be inaugurating the celebrations scheduled to take place in Srikakulam District, at Ravikantipet village on Thursday, 28th of June, 2018. This festival marks the beginning of sowing season for crops, as the Southwest Monsoon has already arrived in the state, signalling farmers that their season for growing has officially begun. It is generally celebrated by the people of coastal Andhra Pradesh, and it will involve much pomp and gaiety in the form of cultural programmes, before the farmers go about beginning their work in earnest immediately thereafter.
This year’s celebrations of Eruvaka Purnima will see the Agricultural Department once again working closely with the farmers, offering them education in subject areas soil sampling, seed treatment, and the farm implements currently available in the market to help them incorporate these means into the current growing season. In addition, exhibitions of these products will also be the opportune moment for soil health cards to be distributed, and for farmers to be instructed in how best to detect and correct nutrient deficiencies in their soil, as per the best practices being followed in the country and internationally, nowadays.
Other related departments, such as the Horticulture, Sericulture and Animal Husbandry departments, to name a few, will be participating in these events in order to spread knowledge and awareness to the farmers of the respective highlights from their own areas of focus. Immediately following the programme on culture and arts, a Gram Sabha will be organized for the purposes of primary information dissemination.