The Nilgiris Electricity Distribution Circle (NEDC) is providing uninterrupted power supply to various parts of the district, said the Nilgiris Collector, Archana Patnaik, while presiding over a farmers’ grievances redressal meeting here on Friday.

She added that if anyone faced difficulties due to power fluctuation or low voltage, they should report it immediately to the nearest office of the NEDC.

Responding to complaints relating to wild animals raiding crops, she said that on a trial basis trenches were being dug along forests, which shared borders with agricultural fields in some parts of Kotagiri. If the experiment succeeds it would be extended to other parts of the district.

Scheme

A scheme to desilt the streams running through Kil-Kavatty and Kappathorai would be implemented under the Hill Area Development Programme during the coming fiscal.

Crop loans at the rate of Rs. 50,000 per acre would be given to the farmers through the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Banks.

Besides this, potato seeds would be distributed through the Nilgiris Cooperative Marketing Society.

Efforts are on to provide all the houses in the rural areas with toilets.

The Joint Director of Horticulture, G. Mohan, was also present.

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