A flood control room has been set up at the Collectorate to gather information on flood damage, crop damage and loss of cattle and lives. Contact number of the control room is 1077. All arrangements have made at the control room, according to Collector N. Venkatachalam who addressed an agriculturists’ grievance rredressal meeting here on Friday.

People should inform the control room about flood damage immediately to facilitate immediate action. The district had received good rain this month. Farmers should store water in all water sources nearby and utilise them for irrigation. There was sufficient stock of paddy seeds and it was ready for distribution.

The Agriculture Department had farm equipment for hiring. Farmers should use transplantation equipment for raising paddy, he said and appealed to adopt System of Rice Intensification method for a better yield.

The Horticulture Department would supply saplings to raise them on 220 hectares and amla in 120 hectares. Precision farming would be taken up on 300 hectares. Carrot and peas seeds would also be given to farmers at subsidised rates.

Agriculture grievance redressal meet would continue to be held in the third week of every month, he added.

Later, the Collector distributed farm equipment worth Rs.28,720 to farmers.

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