All facilities under one roof

Farmers need not run from corner to corner to obtain information and to meet agriculture officials as the Department of Agriculture has established a farmers’ hub at an estimated cost of Rs.1.49 crore on Natham Road near the town.

The hub will house an ultra-modern soil testing lab, seed testing and inspection facility. Offices of the Assistant Directors for Horticulture and Agriculture, Seed Certification and Seed Inspector offices will also function in this hub.

Besides, the hub has a spacious meeting hall with all facilities, a waiting room for farmers, Automated Teller Machine facility and internet facility. Besides, ramp facility too has been provided to enable differently abled persons to reach the offices without hassles.

Four massive godowns have been constructed in the hub to stock fertilizers, seeds and other agriculture inputs.

Talking to press persons after inspecting the new building on Wednesday, Collector N. Venkatachalam said that the hub will act as a single window system to help farmers get all facilities at one place. Such measure will save considerable time, energy and money of farmers. The hub was ready for inauguration.

Similarly, another building meant for Backward Classes girls’ hostel constructed at a cost of Rs.66.78 lakh was also ready for inauguration.

The building has five halls to accommodate 50 students, a separate room for the warden, a modern kitchen, dining hall, stock room and toilet facilities.

Another building for Kallar schoolgirls hostel was also constructed at a cost of Rs.1.45 crore. It will also be inaugurated shortly, he added.