The hub has been established at a cost of Rs. 1.46 crore under the National Agricultural Development Programme.

A farmers’ hub that would function as a one-stop shop for farmers to get information and technological support has become functional at Manachanallur. The hub was one among the 10 such hubs inaugurated across the State by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa through videoconferencing in Chennai on Wednesday.

The hub has been established at a cost of Rs. 1.46 crore under the National Agricultural Development Programme. Farmers could get all necessary technological inputs from the hub as officials of the agriculture, horticulture, agri business, agricultural engineering, and seed certification would be available here. The hub houses a meeting hall and storage godown for agricultural inputs. An exhibition by agriculture and allied departments would run permanently at the hub. A touch screen has also been installed for farmers to know about pests and diseases affecting crops and the remedial measures to be taken.