8,000 acres to be under Kuruvai near Tiruchirapalli

About 8,000 acres of land is being brought under Kuruvai cultivation under the special kuruvai package being implemented at a cost of Rs. 1.47 crore in pump set irrigated areas in Anthanallur, Musiri, Manachanallur and Lalgudi blocks.

Free implements

The agriculture department has been identifying special groups for distribution of free implements for the Kuruvai cultivation.

Official sources said that, the thrust is on to encourage farmers to take up system of rice intensification (SRI). So far 5,800 acres have been brought under SRI, benefiting 3,050 farmers, sources added. sources .

Soil nutrients such as zinc sulphate, gypsum and bio fertilizer are being supplied.

A total of 20 groups have been identified for the distribution of transplanting and weeding at cent per cent subsidy valued at about 44 lakhs, according to agricultural department sources.

Nursery transplant

Transplanting nurseries is in full swing and the agriculture department had stocked 40 tonnes of ADT 36 and ADT 43 variety seeds.

Adequate stock of fertilizers including 3,629 tonnes of urea, 3,225 tonnes of DAP, 3,124 tonnes of potash and 4,377 tonnes of complex fertilizers had been stocked at government and private godowns. With a view to encouraging drip irrigation using solar-powered pump sets, ten motors will be set up in deep borewell, the rest will be for open wells.

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