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Rs. 107-crore crop loans waived in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri districts

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Government has allotted funds to repair canals, tanks: Minister



FOR FARMERS: Minister for Information and Publicity and Local Administration K.P. Anbazhagan distributing welfare assistance to a beneficiary in Krishnagiri on Saturday. - Photo: N. Bashkaran

Krishnagiri: The Government has waived agricultural loans to the tune of Rs.1, 240 crores for small and marginal farmers in the State. Accordingly Rs.107.40 crores has been waived in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts benefiting 95,897 farmers, said the Minister for Information and Publicity and Local Administration, K.P. Anbazhagan here on Saturday. At a function, he said that Rs.17.70 crores worth agricultural loans had been waived in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts from 2001 to 2004 benefiting 1,20,268 farmers.

Mr. Anbazhagan said that Rs.35 crores was spent under the Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) and Integrated Waste Land Development Programme (IWDP) in 189 watersheds in the two districts. A total of 90,000 hectares of land were utilised. He said 4,685 electricity connections were provided to farmers under various agricultural schemes for 2005-06.

Precision farming

The Tamil Nadu Precision Farming Project is being implemented in the districts at a cost of Rs.720.60 lakhs. The project was implemented in 100 hectares during 2004-05 and has been increased to 200 hectares in the current year. Based on its success the State Government has allotted Rs.10 crores to extend the Precision Farming Project to six other districts in the state.

Mr. Anbazhagan said that the State Government had allotted funds to repair canals, irrigation tanks and other water sources to augment water level. Accordingly Rs.4.27 crores has been allotted to upgrade the Bengondapuram tank in Pocchampalli taluk.

The right main canal of the Krishnagiri dam has been extended till Bommasamudiram and Karimangalam at an estimate of Rs.7.06 crores irrigating 857.12 hectares.

Similarly irrigation canals of Barur tank will be extended at cost of Rs.5.15 crores irrigating 2289.5 hectares. A check dam has been constructed in the middle of Markandeya river costing Rs.2.33 crores. A total of nine tanks including Athimutham tank would be upgraded at a cost of Rs.1.50 crores irrigating 610.75 hectares.

The Minister also distributed welfare assistance to the tune of Rs.28 lakhs to 671 beneficiaries under the Farmers Security Scheme.

Collector, Mangat Ram Sharma, Bargur MLA, M. Thambidurai participated.

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