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Authorities of the Tamil Nadu Agriculture department have set a target of 110 lakh tonne food production for 2018-19 even as farming activities gather momentum with an excess summer spell.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Raj has urged the marine scientists to promote seaweed farming which, according to her, has multi-dimensional industrial prospects.
The farmers in Punjab-Haryana fear that foodgrain production could be hit if the government did not bring down diesel prices or provided relief to the farmers.
Agriculture sector advisor T Vijay Kumar has said the State government will expand natural farming to 1.25 lakh hectares of land across 3,000 villages in the 2018-19 fiscal.
On the lines of Kudumbashree in Kerala, the UT administration is in the process of forming 35 Dweep Mahila Sangam for which Rs 46 lakh has been transferred to the district panchayat.
Cites insufficient storage, says rain forecast for the year was good and dams would get enough water in due course.
With the Cauvery completely dried up and groundwater on the verge of depletion, coconut farmers in the district are facing major problems.
Owning farmland has advantages, one being that income earned from and gains made from selling the land are exempt from taxation.
Rain also lashed various parts of East Godavari district on Tuesday causing damage to standing crops and a few houses.
In Tamil Nadu too, environmental and agricultural experts have been urging the government to evolve its own policy for long.
Titled ‘Thaliru,’ the project envisages cultivation of a wide range of crops in abandoned lands belonging to government and those under private ownership.
At a time when people are increasingly health conscious, the movement to promote traditional farming methods in an organic way is gathering momentum.
It is also learned an initiative has also been mooted to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) so as to prepare an annual action plan to achieve the desired objectives being listed under KSAMM.
Nammazhvar was instrumental in spreading awareness among villagers of Cauvery Delta belt about the adverse effects of extraction of methane and other kinds of hydrocarbon from paddy fields.
The vegetable production in the state has increased from 6.5 lakh tonnes in 2016 and crossed 9.5 lakh metric tonnes within two years, said Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar.