Take all-out measures to ensue that the benefits of the State Government’s kuruvai package reached all sections of the intended beneficiaries in the delta region within the shortest possible time and without any delay, Agriculture Commissioner M. Rajendran emphasised here on Monday.
Addressing a review meeting on the implementation of the kuruvai package in delta districts with officials from the Department of Agriculture in Thanjavur, Tiruchi and Ariyalur districts here, he insisted that the time schedule to deliver the objectives of the kuruvai package were met. Mr. Rajendran said that Rs. 19.02 crore has been allotted to Thanjavur district to implement the package. Free transplantation of mat nurseries, supply of micro nutrients and the like would take care of the farmers’ needs.
In Thanjavur district, while mat nurseries have been raised on 45 hectares to cover the target, more needed to be raised and it would be done shortly. Plantation had been completed on 413 hectares and the work would gather pace in the days ahead. There were adequate stock of agricultural inputs with cooperative societies and private dealers for the kuruvai season.
Thanjavur Collector N. Subbaiyan was present during the deliberations.
Later, he held a similar meeting with officials in Tiruvarur. Tiruvarur Collector M. Mathivanan was present.
Source : The Hindu