Better yield can be got with precision farming in Nellai

Agriculturists should go in for modern farming techniques such as precision farming to increase the crop yield and subsequently their income, Collector M. Jayaraman has said.

Speaking at a mass contact programme, Dr. Jayaraman said that though the district had been blessed with reasonable water resources, large tracts of unused cultivable lands could be seen here, causing huge productivity loss. With its 30 per cent water resources, dry regions like Rajasthan could realise better yield by using modern farming techniques like precision farming, with which the farmers could get 60 tonnes sugarcane yield per acre.

“Farmers of Krishnagiri, a backward district, are showing the right way to the farmers in other regions by following precision farming technique to grow mango, amla, guava, etc., and have realised excellent yield to augment their income substantially,” he said.

He assured that the officials would take positive decision on the petitions pertaining to old age pension, monthly assistance for widows, free colour televisions, gas stoves, bus service, voter identity cards, etc., before February-end.

The Collector disbursed welfare assistance such as free house pattas, hand-sprayers and marriage assistance worth Rs. 4 lakh to 83 beneficiaries.

When the villagers appealed to the Collector to initiate steps to ensure water supply to nine irrigation tanks under Vadakku Pachchaiyaar irrigation system, he assured that the encroachments on the water course would be removed.

  • District has large tracts of unused cultivable land
  • Krishnagiri farmers are showing the way forward