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TN govt to provide Rs 195 special incentive for sugarcane farmers

Chennai, Mar 19 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government today announced a special incentive of Rs 195 per metric tonne of sugarcane to eligible farmers who have supplied sugarcane to registered sugar mills during the 2021-22 crushing season.

Presenting the second agriculture budget in the Assembly, Agriculture Minister MRK Panneerselvam said about 1.20 lakh sugarcane farmers will be benefitted under this scheme. Stating that the Government is taking strenuous efforts to increase the sugarcane yield and sugar recovery, he said special thrust is being extended by the Co-operative, Public and Private sector sugar mills to cultivate high yielding and high sugar recovery varieties of sugarcane. In order to protect the welfare of the Sugarcane farmers and to improve the efficiency of Sugar Mills, the Minister announced implementation of various schemes during 2022-2023.

In order to reduce the cost of cultivation of sugarcane, Sugarcane cultivation Development programme will be implemented by extending subsidy for Breeder seed setts, tissue culture seedlings, bud chip seedlings, single bud setts, bio-fertilizers, de-trashing tools, water soluble fertilizers and trash shredding operation besides installation of Hydraulic tippler at an outlay of Rs.10 crore under Union and State Government Fund.

He said in order to perform the laboratory analysis in a fast accurate manner, the laboratories in the 15 Co-operative and Public Sector Sugar Mills viz., Amaravathi, Arignar Anna, Cheyyar, Chengalrayan, Dharmapuri, Kallakurichi-1, Kallakurichi-2, MRK, Madurantakam, Perambalur, Subramaniya Siva, Salem, Tirupattur, Tiruttani and Vellore will be modernized at an outlay of Rs.3 crore under State Government Fund. UNI GV 1428

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