Agriculture commissioner inspects data collection for baseline survey

Sandeep Saxena, Commissioner for Agriculture, inspecting groundnuts at a field near Tiruchi on Wednesday

Sandeep Saxena, Commissioner for Agriculture, inspecting groundnuts at a field near Tiruchi on Wednesday   | Photo Credit: Handout E-Mail

Commissioner of Agriculture Sandeep Saxena on Wednesday inspected the process of the collection of data for the baseline survey on small and marginal farmers being conducted up by the Agriculture Department in the district.

Mr.Saxena also interacted with farmers at a village meet at Bikshandarkovil where the survey was being carried out. He enquired with the farmers on their requirements of farm implements and machines and instructed officials to complete the work within the stipulated time without missing any details. Mr.Saxena also discussed with Collector Jayashree Muralidharan the modalities of the survey.

Later, he also inspected the paddy fields where the system of rice intensification technique has been adopted at Thalakudi village. He enquired with the farmers about the constraints faced by them in increasing yield.

At Ulanthankudi in Manachanallur block, he visited the groundnut seed farms and also inspected the agriculture extension centre, the seed processing centre and the office of the assistant director of agriculture at Manachanallur.

He also verified the database in the State Agrisnet, an information network for farmers.

Later, Mr.Saxena reviewed the functions of the department with Joint Directors of Agriculture from Tiruchi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Karur and Pudukottai district in Tiruchi. He reviewed the status of kuruvai paddy cultivation, the area of nurseries raised, availability of fertilizers and the promotion of system of rice intensification technique. Mr.Saxena also visited the soil testing laboratory at Khajamalai in the city and reviewed its functions.

T.Gopalakrishnan, Additional Director of Agriculture, J.Sekar, Joint Director of Agriculture, Tiruchi, and other officials accompanied Mr.Saxena.

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