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Kuruvai to be raised in 40,000 hectares in Nagai

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Updated: June 10, 2011, 1:43 PM IST
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Kuruvai to be raised in 40,000 hectares in Nagai
NAGAPATTINAM: Kuruvai cultivation is expected to be taken up in 40,000 hectares in the district this year, said Collector T Munusa..

NAGAPATTINAM: Kuruvai cultivation is expected to be taken up in 40,000 hectares in the district this year, said Collector T Munusamy.

In a release, the Collector has stated that normally, kuruvai would be raised in 35,000 ha every year. This year, as water has been released from Mettur early, cultivation activities would be undertaken in additional 5000 ha.

So far, crops have been raised in about 8,735 ha in the district. Nearly 619 tonne of seeds have been distributed to the farmers through agriculture department, cooperative societies and private dealers.

About 445 tonnes of paddy stock have been kept by the agriculture department in the district to meet the requirements of farmers, said the Collector.

As many as 4,281 tonnes of urea, 2,027 tonnes of DAP, 1,901 tonnes of potash and 1,892 tonnes of other fertilisers have been kept ready for distribution to farmers. It has been planned to provide agricultural and crop loans to the tune of Rs 571.6 crore through commercial and cooperative banks this year.

The Collector informed that the main irrigation channels were being desilted to ensure free flow of water.

Meanwhile, accompanied by revenue and PWD officials, the Collector also inspected the desilting works in Mayiladuthurai block.

First Published: June 10, 2011, 1:43 PM IST
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