Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday offered 500 solar pumps to farmers outside the delta districts at subsidised cost, besides the 500 pumps announced earlier for delta farmers.
The pumps will be given to farmers at 90% subsidised price and it would cost the government Rs 25 crore.
The CM also announced sops in the textile, horticulture and MSME sectors. “Since 2012, Tamil Nadu has distributed 3,112 solar power pumps to farmers at a total subsidy of Rs 117.24 crore,” said the chief minister. Now, with more demand for solar pumps, the government has decided to distribute 500 more, he said.
The CM announced Rs 6.62 crore for cultivating rye, ragi, corn and other nutritional grain. Similarly, for cultivating bananas in more than 10,000 acres, Palaniswami announced Rs 27.83 crore. For cultivating vegetables and fruits, he allocated Rs 10 crore. Read More
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