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Collector hands over power tillers to poor farmers

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To seven Adi Dravidar and tribal groups

Kanyakumari Collector S. Nagarajan handing over farm equipment to a beneficiary on Thursday.
Kanyakumari Collector S. Nagarajan handing over farm equipment to a beneficiary on Thursday.

The Collector S.Nagarajan handed power tillers to 7 Adi Dravidar and tribal groups with cent percent subsidy under National Agricultural Development Programme on Thursday.

Addressing the group members, the Collector said that government as a part of mechanization in the agriculture field had been giving various machines to farmers to increase productivity. It had been decided to distribute 9 power tillers to 9 groups in the district and in the first phase 7 power tillers had been distributed to 7 groups at a total cost of Rs. 7.66 lakhs.

The beneficiaries were Sabayarkulam village agriculturist group at Rajakkamangalam, Ambedkar men voluntary group at Koziporvilai, Parayadi farmers’ club at Kurunthencode, Andipothai tribal farmers’ group at Thiruvattar, Agriculture labours union at Mathicode, Agasthiyar village agriculture mantram at Arukani and agriculture labours union at Vazavilai.

Joint Director of Agriculture Syed Ahamed Meeranji, Assistant Commissioner (excise) Paramasivam participated the in the function.

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