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Over 83,500 hectares covered under pulses in Nagapattinam

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Spot study:Nanda Kishore, Agriculture Secretary, inspects pulses at a farm at Erukkur in Nagapattinam on Wednesday. Kosalaraman, Agricultural Commissioner, is also seen.
Spot study:Nanda Kishore, Agriculture Secretary, inspects pulses at a farm at Erukkur in Nagapattinam on Wednesday. Kosalaraman, Agricultural Commissioner, is also seen.

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DAP fertilizers being distributed with a subsidy

NAGAPATTINAM: A joint appraisal of pulses crop cultivation was conducted by Nanda Kishore, Agricultural Secretary and Kosalaraman, Commissioner for Agriculture, at Erukkur and Ulluthukuppai villages here on Wednesday.

Mr. Nanda Kishore stated that over 7.5 lakh hectares of cultivable area was under pulses production. Over 83,500 hectares was under pulses crop in Nagapattinam.

Further, under the National Agriculture Development Programme, DAP fertilizers were being distributed at a subsidy, Mr.Kishore said. A subsidy of Rs.200 per hectare was available under the NADP and as per the earlier statistics provided by the agricultural department over 12,000 hectares was covered under the DAP in Nagapattinam.

On an earlier inspection, a demonstration of DAP spraying was conducted here at Pandaaravadai under the supervision of Mr. Kosalaraman, Agricultural Commissioner.

A combined harvester costing Rs.22.75 lakh with a subsidy of Rs.4 lakh and a mini-tractor costing Rs.2.69 lakh at a subsidy of Rs.1.25 lakh, cono-weeders and agricultural inputs were distributed to farmers.

R.V. Karunakaran, Joint Director of Agriculture, Adhithan, Department of Agricultural Engineering, were among those present.

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