Staff Reporter

DHARMAPURI: Collector P. Amutha has said that Rs. 14.5 lakh subsidy has been distributed to the agriculturists under the National Agricultural Development Plan during the financial year 2009-10 here recently.

Presiding over the weekly grievances day programme at the collectorate on Monday, she handed over Rs. 30,000 to 11 farmers as subsidy for setting up of vermi-compost plants. Three persons were given Rs. 10,000 each for purchasing of milch animal and goats through THADCO.

The Collector also handed over financial assistance to Rajammal belonging to Adi Dravidar community from Morappur, Muniammal, a widow from Marawadi and Mandiri from Pommalpatti . She also received as many as 396 petitions seeking old-age pension , marriage assistance, free house site patta, education loan.