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Farmers warned against use of full cage wheeled tractors

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Just as the fields are being brought under cultivation, supported by copious rainfall from the North East monsoon, the district administration has warned farmers against driving tractors fixed with full cage wheels on tar roads from one field to another.

Such tractors are used for puddling purposes, where the soil is well mixed preparing the field for cultivation.

According to Collector S.Malarvizhi, with the onset of North East monsoon, there is a rise in farming activity, especially with the cultivation of paddy crop. This year, the South West monsoon witnessed 400 mm rainfall as against the average of 341mm.

Similarly, so far, the district has received 164 mm rainfall from the North East monsoon. Of the total area of 20,000 ha under paddy cultivation, about 6,158 ha has been brought under cultivation.

In its wake, the administration is faced with the issue of spill over of mud puddles on tar roads when the tractors attached with full cage wheels are driven from one field to another. It damages the plain of the tar roads.

Hence, the farmers are advised to remove the full cage wheels and transport them to the next location on the tractor.

The Collector has warned seizure of tractors if found driving with full cage wheels and also invoking appropriate sections for damage to public property.

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