Cholam, cumbu, varagu, blackgram, redgram and groundnut are some of the other crops raised in the district.
“We are happy that there has been good rain and inflow to tanks in the district.
Farmers in places where the water table is good have raised samba paddy tapping water from open wells or borewells.
Samba paddy has been raised on about 6,185 ha in the district so far and nurseries were available to cover another 3,000 ha.
The district is a major producer of maize, cotton and small onions and most farmers have taken to these crops this year too.