Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Tamil Nadu
News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

Tamil Nadu - Tirunelveli Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Agriculture Department likely to launch website to help farmers

P. Sudhakar

www.tnagrisnet.tn.gov.in will clearly explain all welfare schemes


Website to give information on the schemes, subsidies and farming programmes

“We will update the weather predictions for each district on a daily basis”


TIRUNELVELI: To take all information available with the Department of Agriculture to a farmer even in the remote corner of Tamil Nadu as well as to ensure transparency in its functioning, a website is likely to be launched during this week.

Sources in the Department of Agriculture said the website - www.tnagrisnet.tn.gov.in – will clearly explain all welfare schemes available with the Department of Agriculture for the farming community, development farming programmes being extended by both Central and State governments with attractive subsidy, area covered under different crops in each district throughout the year, day-to-day storage level in all major reservoirs, everyday weather forecast for each district, quantity of fertilizer and seeds stocked for the ensuing crop seasons, market price of various farm produce, list of ‘Uzhavar Sandhais' in the State etc. .

“Since all districts have been provided with automatic weather stations, we'll update the weather predictions for each district on a daily basis. And the market price for each farm produce will enable the farmers to ascertain the right price available in every region of Tamil Nadu,” the sources added.

Whenever the Agricultural Officers happen to see pest attack in the crops during their field visits, their prescription to deal with the pests and diseases will be hosted on the website so that the farmers, instead of getting advice from the stockists of pesticides and insecticides, can buy the right chemical to destroy the pest and the insects causing devastation.

Moreover, farmers will be given all information about the methods of applying these materials and the precautionary measures to be taken.

Since the State government is giving major thrust to popularise organic farming practices and System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technique in paddy cultivation, these programmes would be explained in detail in the website with successful case studies. List of progressive farmers in every region would be introduced to others in different parts of Tamil Nadu, their farming practices, their experiences with different difficult situations etc. would also be hosted in the website.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Tamil Nadu

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2010, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu