Expo on wheels flagged off

Staff Reporter

Krishnagiri: The Krishnagiri MLA T. Senguttuvan on Tuesday flagged off an “expo on wheels” on the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agricultural Modernisation and Water Resource Management Project organized by the Department of Agriculture at Gengaleri near here. The State Government was implementing the World Bank-funded project in the Pennaiyar basin in Krishnagiri district he said.

District Revenue Officer C. Nagarajan said that the project was aimed at increasing the agriculture productivity by modernising irrigation infrastructure, improving irrigation service delivery, agriculture intensification and diversification, enhancing market access and agri-business opportunities, and strengthening institutions and instruments dealing with water resources management. The project will also help farmers in the selected area to augment their income through sustainable agriculture practices.