More members for Uzhavar Sandhai

Special Correspondent

Vegetable seeds, saplings of

fruit-bearing trees to be given at subsidised price

VILLUPURAM: One hundred more farmers will be attached to the Kallakurichi uzhavar sandhai, thereby increasing the total number of members to 700.

The sandhai did business to the tune of Rs. 2.26 crore from April 1 to October 31, according to Collector R. Palanisamy.

On Sunday, he visited the sandhai and directed officials to shift all farmers selling vegetables on pavements to the sandhai. On an average, 60 farmers are bringing their produce for sales to the shandy, Mr. Palanisamy said.

To encourage more farmers to take up vegetable and fruit cultivation, vegetable seeds and saplings of fruit-bearing trees would be distributed at subsidised price, he added.

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