Erode: Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister Thoppu NT Venkatachalam has appealed to farmers to follow the drip irrigation system, so that they may conserve water and also get more yield from their land.
The Government is also granting huge subsidies for the drip irrigation system, he said inaugurating the Uzhavar Peruvizha (Farmer’s Festival) at Kanjikoil village yesterday.
He said the festival would be conducted for one year in all the 385 villages in the district and wanted the farmers to avail the facilities given by the Government for them.
The minister said for the current financial year Rs 4500 crore would be given as crop loan to farmers, which is Rs 500 crore more than the last fiscal.
Collector VK Shanmugam presided.