Councillors of Thanjavur District Panchayat Council have stressed the need for providing solar-powered pumpset for agriculture purposes in the district. The councillors wanted to know when the pumpsets would be given to the farmers.

G. Ramadoss, Joint Director of Agriculture (in-charge), said that while the government had sanctioned pumpsets to 50 farmers, at least 75 farmers had submitted application along with a deposit Rs.10,000 each.

Mr. Ramadoss also said that the government had announced a kuruvai package under which 12-hour three-phase power would be provided. Kuruvai was expected to be raised on 15,000 hectares through pumpset irrigation. Members also raised the issue of drinking water problem at Ammapettai panchayat union. Amutharani Ravichandran, chairperson, Thanjavur District Panchayat Council, presided.

Kuruvai expected to be raised on 15,000 hectares through pumpset irrigation

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