: Claims under the crop insurance scheme for the year 2016-'17 will be disbursed to farmers by July 15, Thanjavur district Collector A Annadurai has said. A target of 87,500 acres had been fixed for "kuruvai" paddy coverage in the district, the Collector said in a press release, adding so far 28,175 acres had been covered. He said there was a stock of 355 tonnes of short- term paddy seeds varieties and added two depots for dry fodder had been set up in the district at Pappanasam and Alathur. The Collector also said at the six sub-depots at Budalur, Sengipatti, Vallam, Kruvikarambai Adaikkathevan, Perumagalur and Tirukkattupalli, dry fodder was distributd to farmers at Rs.
Two per kg.