The Agriculture Department has appealed to farmers to purchase only certified seeds from licensed dealers. In a statement issued here, S.Mohamed Abdul Nazeer, deputy director, Seed Inspection, said farmers should also verify the variety, lot, expiry date and quantity of the seeds purchased by them. Dealers should issue receipts for all purchases. Complaints regarding sale of seeds by unauthorised dealers or failure to issue receipts can be lodged with the Deputy Director office by dialling 2420587, the release said.
Applications have been invited for various benefits extended under the Narikurvar Welfare Board. Collector K.S.Palanisamy, in a press release, said various benefits such as accident compensation, educational and marriage assistance can be availed by members of the board for themselves and their wards. Applicants can approach the District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Officer for more details.