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T.N. govt. sanctions special livelihood package for Gaja-hit farmers

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Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned a livelihood package for cyclone Gaja affected farmers at a cost of ₹149 crore, including micro irrigation for horticulture crops.

According to a GO issued by the Agriculture Department Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi, the government considered and accepted the proposal sent by the Director of Horticulture and Plantation Crops. Funds for the special livelihood scheme would be through dovetailing from existing schemes.

According to an enumeration undertaken on December 12, cultivation to the tune of 24,041.57 hectare in 12 districts were affected by the cyclone. The special livelihood scheme covers farmers who had cultivated banana, mango, cashew, coffee, acid lime, garlic, tamarind, jack fruit, vegetables, pepper and flowers.

Farmers, who cultivated papaya, guava, tuberose, cocoa, plum, pear, orange, avocado, cardamom, grapes and turmeric will also be covered in the special package.

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