Centre to launch new fertiliser subsidy scheme

Last Updated: Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 10:41

Madurai: Union Minister for Chemicals and
Fertilisers MK Azhagiri has said the Centre would launch a
scheme that would enable farmers get fertiliser subsidy
directly.

Distributing welfare assistance to agricultural workers
under the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Social Safety and
Welfare Scheme here Friday night, he said, "the direct
fertiliser subsidy scheme" would be introduced initially in
two districts, including Madurai, in Tamil Nadu.

The minister said the Tamil Nadu government`s Social
Safety Scheme for Farmers had benefited 4.08 lakh farm workers
and financial assistance to the tune of Rs 299.21 crore had
been distributed so far. Besides Rs 83.6 crore had been given
to those belonging to Adidravida and backward class under the
scheme.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 10:41

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