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Rs.7.44 crore allotted to Nagapattinam district under National Food Security Scheme

Staff Reporter

NAGAPATTINAM: Under the National Food Security Scheme, Rs.7.44 crore has been allotted to increase the area under paddy cultivation. Further, funds to the tune of Rs.1.42 lakh have been allotted for pulses propagation in the district.

Similarly, under the Department of Agriculture, National Food Security Scheme, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Seed Village Scheme, Coconut Development Board Schemes and National Agricultural Development Scheme are under implementation. The Department of Agriculture has also earmarked production targets for paddy, pulses, and oilseeds for the current financial year.

A target of over 75,000 hectares has been allocated for System of Rice Intensification (SRI) cultivation in the district for the current year. Under this, about 500 tonnes of paddy under Kuruvai and over 1,000 tonnes of paddy under samba is envisaged. Additionally, over 505 tonnes under pulses and 28 tonnes under oil seeds have been allotted for the current year.

Under the National Agricultural Development Scheme, funds to the tune of Rs.3.33 crore have been set aside for field demonstrations and training facilities to propagate SRI . Likewise, under the Seed Village Scheme funds to the tune of Rs.1.62 lakh and under the ATMA Scheme, Rs.46 lakh have been allotted.

Earlier, an exhibition-cum-conference on progressive agricultural techniques was organised and Ramakrishnan, a progressive farmer of Kadalangudi was felicitated by U.Mathivaanan, Minister for Dairy Development.

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