Farm implements were given to farmers of various blocks here on Friday.
Collector Ashish Kumar extended the benefits to the tune of Rs. 33.99 lakh including a subsidy of Rs. 16.25 lakh to 18 farmers under National Agriculture Development Programme.
Twelve farmers received power tillers; three farmers got multi-crop threshers. Besides, power weeders were given to two farmers and a power sprayer to a farmer. The beneficiaries were from Kumararediyapuram in Vilathikulam block, Nallur in Tiruchendur block, Meerankulam in Alwarthirunagari block, Thirupuliyangudi and Perungulam in Srivaikuntam block and Thenthiruperai in Alwathirunagari block.
Executive Engineer of Agricultural Engineering, Tuticorin, Sam Selvaraj, Assistant Executive Engineers G. Amuthan, N. Subramanian and Ganesan were present.