The district has been allocated Rs.2.11 crore towards diesel subsidy announced by the Chief Minister to salvage samba crop in the light of water scarcity in the delta. As part of the subsidy scheme, Rs.1.25 lakh was distributed towards diesel subsidy to beneficiary farmers at Thirumarugal here.
Inaugurating the subsidy distribution to farmers here at Thirumarugal block, Collector T.Munusamy also presided over a demonstration on the use of subsidised PVC pipes for irrigation to farmers
The subsidy of 50 percent towards diesel per acre for small farmers was announced to enable farmers to use diesel engines for irrigation. Under this, diesel subsidy of Rs.600 per acre to a maximum of five acres is being distributed for farmers.
Similarly, a subsidy of Rs.20,000 is being granted for 30 PVC pipes of four inch wide and 20 feet long each to enable irrigation from community water bodies. Additionally, malleable SDPE pipes of 100 meter length are also being distributed as part of the scheme, Mr.Munusamy said.
Earlier, a demonstration on judicious water use via diesel engine was conducted at Seeyathamangai village in Thirumarugal.