Farmers in Tamil Nadu have been issued more than 20 lakh Kisan Credit Cards that will enable them to avail loans upto 1 lakh sixty thousand rupees. This was stated by the State Tourism Minister Vellamandi N Natarajan while distributing cooperative bank loans and farm inputs to Delta Region farmers in Trichy today. He said that more than 30,000 tons of fertilizers are already available for the farmers and that the Central godown in Thanjavoor has been instructed to distribute more according to demand. Minister for Backward Classes Welfare V Valarmathi, who participated in the function said that credit facilities for women’s self help groups have been increased to 3 lakh rupees.
The Kuruvai season, in 8 districts of the Cauvery Delta is all set to start on June 12th, with the opening of the Mettur Dam on June 12th. Desilting of canals, preparing ground for seeding etc are going on in full swing in the delta districts starting from Karur right up to Cuddalore on the Bay of Bengal coast.