Farm inputs given to eight farmers

  The move is aimed at increasing the area under red gram cultivation

Tirunelveli: Collector M. Jayaraman distributed farm inputs to the tune of Rs. 5, 000 each to eight farmers here on Monday.

In a bid to increase the area under red gram cultivation, the inputs were being provided under intensification of red gram cultivation through demonstration scheme under National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP).

The distribution of inputs included quality seeds of high yielding varieties of red gram, micro nutrient mixtures, bio fertilizers, seed treatment chemicals, weedicides and plant protection chemicals.

Task forceconstituted

In order to meet the gap in production and demand, the state government has constituted a special task force for preparing an action plan to enhance pulse production.

According to a press release, allocation was given for eight hectares of red gram demonstrations under NADP in the district. Joint Director of Agriculture, S. Subramanian, Deputy Director of Agriculture, S. Devasahayam and PA to Collector (Agriculture) M. Duraipandian were present.

From THE HINDU

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