Mechanisation Subsidy for TN Cane Growers

Published: 02nd March 2014 07:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2014 07:49 AM   |  A+A-

Tamil Nadu government is mulling to provide subsidy to sugarcane cultivators to promote the use of mechanised harvesters for reducing harvesting costs, drip irrigation  and support the whole mechanism of sugarcane production, said Sandeep Saxena, APC & principal secretary-agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Speaking at the all India seminar on ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Development and Emerging Technology Tools for Higher Sugarcane Productivity’ at Puducherry on Saturday, Saxena said that due to the shortage of labour, cane cultivators are getting migrant labours to work in their field and they charge more money to do the harvesting. He advised the cane growers to adopt the pattern of cultivation including wide row cultivation suited for mechanised harvesting.

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