Saplings will be distributed at subsidised rates to farmers as part of implementation of the Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) through District Watershed Development Agency at 21 watershed areas in the district.

Focus will be on enhancing the forest cover area and saplings of fruit bearing trees, shade giving trees and environmental promotion varieties will be distributed under the programme.

In a press release, issued here on Friday Collector M. Vijayakumar said that the saplings will be drought-resistant.

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