Patta transfer petitions to be disposed within 15 days

Desilt the waterways and irrigations channels in Karur district and clear them of any encroachments well ahead of the monsoon, District Collector V.Shobhana said here on Wednesday.

Addressing the farmers' grievances day meeting here Ms.Shobhana told the gathering that farmers would be greatly benefitted if channels were desilted and cleared of vegetation. Stern action must be taken against encroachers of waterways, she told the Public Works Department officials. By listening to farmers and heeding to their just requirements, officials could help increase farm productivity, she opined.

With respect to patta transfers, Ms.Shobhana said that from August 1st petitions seeking patta transfers should be disposed off positively within 15 days.

To facilitate this petitioners must provide all the required documents with proof. Those pattas involving revenue sub divisions transfers would be effected within 30 days, she added.

When farmers enquired on the availability of fertilizers and pesticides, Ms.Shobhana said that adequate quantity of agricultural inputs were available in the depots and primary agricultural cooperative societies .

Crop loans to eligible farmers were being disbursed in time, she said.

Ms.Shobhana lauded the pioneering efforts of farmer Duraisamy of Kumaramangalam village who had designed a deweeder and demonstrated its function at the meeting venue. Duraisamy is a recipient of the ``Velanmai Semmal'' award.

A total of 59 petitions were received during the last month's meeting of which 23 had been replied to and the rest 36 under consideration.

District Revenue Officer T.Pitchaiah, Joint Director of Agriculture K.Jagadeesan, Joint-Registrar of Cooperative Societies Hema, working president of the Cauvery Delta Farmers Welfare Association Mahadanapuram V.Rajaram, deputy secretary Kavandampatti R.Subramanian, National Agriculturalists Movement district secretary Esanatham Selvaraj, and others participated.