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"Farmers' crop insurance claims to be disbursed by July 15"

Press Trust of India  |  Thanjavur 

: Claims under the crop 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.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 12:57 IST