Beneficiaries who got free milch animals should ensure proper health of the livestock, said V. Kalaiarasi, Collector.
Referring to a few complaints on the poor health of animals given free of cost to the beneficiaries at a few places in the district, the Collector, while presiding over the farmers’ grievances day meeting here recently, said that the district administration has taken precautionary measures for the healthcare of the livestock.
Apart from the veterinary personnel, the tahsildar would keep a follow-up on the health of the animals.
“Without delay, the beneficiaries should seek proper treatment from veterinary personnel whenever required,” she said.
Earlier, Rama. Theerthar, a farmer, pleaded for starting veterinary sub-centres at five places, including Karaiyur in the district. Although tenders were called for a few years ago, the work has not been taken up yet,” he said.
When a few farmers expressed concern over the sudden rise in the prices of fertilizers, the Collector directed the revenue officials to direct the dealers to display the prices prominently in front of the shops.
Revenue Divisional Officers and the tahsildars would conduct surprise inspection in this regard.
Earlier, the farmers said that the fertilizer dealers were ‘exploiting’ the agriculturists. The Collector advised the farmers to send their complaints through SMS.