20 December 2006

Farming News

Maize Cultivation

Maize cultivation has now started in Tiruvannamalai District through the efforts of the Agriculture Department who wish to improve the production of coarse cereals. In this regard maize promises a high return for farmers compared to other dry land crops.

In order to promote the cultivation of maize, the Agriculture Department is providing interested farmers, with 2kg of hybrid seeds named 'Maharaja-10'. Officials report that these seeds are being treated with fungicides in order to prevent seed-borne diseases and thus ensure a good yield.

Some farmers feel the seed variety to be unsuitable for the production of food stuffs such as corn flakes or puffs and that are preferable varieties which would be more profitable. They have thus requested officials to supply such improved maize seed varieties. Currently maize cultivation has started up on 330 acres in this area

Free Land

Some 453 farmers have now each received two acres of free land in the second phase of the DMK Government's land programme in Tiruvannamalai District. In the first phase of the programme 780 farmers received land.


Divyakka said...

How heartening that the farmers are receiving free land! Now all they need is a decent water supply...

Arunachala Living said...

And water can be a problem in this area, specially now that there is such a housing development rush!