The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a ₹ 56 crore package for farmers in Cauvery delta districts in the state to take up ‘kuruvai’ (short-term) paddy and pulses plantation. This included supply of 12 hours of three phase power, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.
Considering the low water storage level at the Mettur Dam, he said it was not possible to open the sluice gates for irrigating kuruvai crops this year. Water is released from the dam when the storage level is at 90 feet as against its full capacity of 120 feet, he said in a statement.
He also said Karnataka “had not released” Tamil Nadu’s due share of Cauvery water last year, affecting the prospects of both Samba and kuruvai crops then. He announced 100 per cent subsidy on different types of manure and fertilisers for paddy cultivation, besides granting total subsidy to farmers taking up cultivation of pulses.
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