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Spl camps arranged to distribute KCC

Spl camps arranged to distribute KCC

Farmers' grievance redressal day meeting was held at the Erode District Collector's Office under the chairmanship of District Collector H. Krishnanunni.

During the meeting, he received petitions from the farmers.  Following this, the representatives of the farmers' unions and the farmers expressed their demands.  

In his reply, the Collector said '' the normal annual rainfall of Erode district is 733.44 mm and district received  91.54 mm ending 29.04.2022. 

The water level of Bhavani Sagar Dam is presently 80.42 feet and the water reserve is 15.90 TMC.  In the current Fasli (1431) year,  102316 hectares used for agricultural crops and 59656 hectares of horticultural crops.  

Currently, 104 metric tonnes of paddy seeds, 19 metric tonnes of pulses, 6 metric tonnes of pulses seeds and 14 metric tonnes of oilseeds are in stock for distribution through agricultural extension centers.  Chemical fertilizers include urea 2094 metric tons, DAP 1642 metric tons, potash 535 metric tons and  Complex 1254 MT are in stock.  

Adequate supplies are available for the current season.To distribute, Kisan Credit Card (KCC) for all farmers benefiting under the Prime Minister's Honorary Fund Scheme (PM Kisan) in Erode District special camps are currently being conducted. 

Under the KCC, farmers can avail crop loans up to a maximum of Rs. 3 lakhs for dairy, animal husbandry and fish farming. Under this scheme, farmers can avail loans at 7% interest.  
In addition, the borrowers can get an interest subsidy of up to 3% if they repay the loan regularly within the stipulated time.  In addition, loans up to Rs. 1.60 lakhs are provided to farmers under this scheme without any collateral.

Under the Kalaignar's All Village Integrated Agricultural Development Programme, barren lands are being identified in selected village panchayats and action is being taken by the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering to increase food grain production by cultivating them. 

He also said that other inputs required by the farmers are kept in reserve at the Regional and Sub-Regional Agricultural Extension Centers in the respective areas and the farmers can avail them.District Revenue Officer  S. Santhoshini Chandra, Joint Director of Agriculture Chinnaswamy, PA to the District Collector (Agriculture)  Murugesan, Executive Engineer (Department of Agricultural Engineering)  Viswanathan, Deputy Director (Horticulture) Tamilselvi, and many officials attended.