Adequate stocks of seeds moved to extension centres

Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Adequate stocks of certified seeds of various paddy varieties, fertilisers and other inputs have been moved to the Agricultural Extension centres in the district in view of the commencement of the samba season, the Joint Director of Agriculture, R. Narayanasamy, has said.

All agricultural extension centres would function on government holidays too, Mr. Narayanasamy said in a press release.

Bio-fertilizers, soil nutrients and other inputs have also been stocked.

Samba coverage area

With the release of water from the Mettur reservoir, samba paddy coverage is expected to reach the normal area of about 50,000 hectares this season, he added.