Chennai, June 17(BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin has announced schemes for kuruvai cultivation. In an official statement on Thursday, the Chief minister’s office said that the scheme aims to provide equipment subsidies and inputs to the farmers in the kuruvai cultivation in the Cauvery delta region.
The state government is announcing this package after a gap of three years and the scheme of Rs, 61.09 will be beneficial to the 2.07 lakh farmers involved in kuruvai cultivation in the Cauvery delta.
50 crore rupees is earmarked for providing farm equipment to farmers on subsidies and 11.09 crore will be used for the effective usage of water from farm ponds.
The official statement from the Chief minister’s office said that this would be implemented in Myladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, and Tiruvarur districts completely and partly in Cuddalore, Ariyalur, and Trichy.
Generally kuruvai cultivation is done at 3.2 lakh acre in the delta districts. The agricultural department will ensure that there are sufficient paddy seeds, artificial and biofertilizers, and other equipment.
It may be noted that water from Stanley reservoir in Mettur was released on June 12 and water from Kallanai was released on June 16 for irrigation of farmlands in the Cauvery delta region.