Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Community Nurseries benefit Amoor farmers for Samba Cultivation

Community paddy nurseries have been raised in eight acres in Amoor of Tiruchi district by the small and marginal farmers as making use of the services rendered by Government of Tamilnadu as a package of various promotional efforts to raise samba crop. As announced by the Trichy district Collector Jayashree Muralidharan, under the special scheme for samba cultivation to cover more area using less water and get higher yield. Forming community nurseries in the farmers’ lands of Amoor had been undertaken using pump sets which could bring down the duration of cultivation by two to three weeks. The farmer K.Devendran of Amoor mentioned that he got 200 kg of certified seeds from the Agriculture Department for raising community nursery and certain other benefits for cultivation of rice.K.Devendran added by taking up community nurseries, he has been permitted to use the seedlings raised in 20 per cent of the total area of the nursery for his own use while distributing the rest to other farmers. Now the nursery had been transplanted and paddy field is well taken care of. The farmer hopes for better returns for this Samba as it was planned properly inspite of water shortage this year. K.Devendran and the other benefiting farmers appreciated the support of Trichy District Agriculture Department officials and District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan for the efficient application of Government of Tamilnadu services-Govin

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