Staff Reporter

First phase of works under Indiramma scheme to begin on April 1

Progress registered in the field of agriculture, says CollectorIncreasing cultivation of soyabean crop fetched good revenue to the farmers

ADILABAD: The Food-for-Work programme in Adilabad district under the National Employment Guarantee Act will be launched in the last week of February 2006.

Similarly, the Indiramma programme to comprehensively develop 313 villages under the first phase would be launched on April 1, according to district Collector R. Subba Rao.

Employment

He told reporters at a New Year Eve get together on Saturday that a minimum of 100 days' employment would be provided during the Summer season to each of the enrolled labourer family.

At the rate of Rs. 80 per day as wages, each family would earn an assured Rs. 8,000 in the least during te season, he added.

About the execution of the employment programme, Mr. Subba Rao said the entire administration would be involved in it between March and June months in the coming year.

In addition to the two programmes all the financial support programmes of IKP-DRDA, BC and Minority Welfare departments would also be grounded during these months, he pointed out

On the year gone by, the Collector said progress was registered especially in the field of agriculture.

Good price

He said cotton attracted good price despite lowering of yield due to excessive rainfall.

Similarly, the increasing cultivation of soyabean crop has also fetched good incomes to farmers. Mr. Subba Rao said the excessive rainfall During September and October caused widespread damages.

However, the Government has released an input subsidy of Rs. 3 crores, he added.