Establishing a Centre of excellence for bio-technology at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University at Coimbatore, cultivation of grafted varieties of horticultural crops in 11,250 acres, setting up a separate battalion called ‘Tamil Nadu Disaster Rescue Force’ in police and providing solar powered pump sets to 1,000 farmers were among the key announcements made by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami under Rule 110 in the State Assembly.
He said considering the severe drought in the State, the State government decided to implement a scheme to cultivate high-yielding grafted vegetables like tomato, brinjal and lady’s finger in 22 districts. These vegetables could be cultivated with less water and give reasonable profit to farmers. The government would allocate Rs 9 crore towards this, which would benefit 2,250 farmers. Read more
Source web page: New Indian Express