Karur, May 22 (UNI) The Karur District Administration in Tamil Nadu has sent proposals for implemeting schemes worth Rs 107 crore under the National Agricultural Development Programme (NADP) in the district from the current year, according to official sources.
The sources said the Centrally-sponsored four-year programme that would see coordinated efforts by several governmental agencies and departments in a bid to make the life of farmers better.
The NADP aims to increase the funding for development programmes being implemented by the agriculture and allied departments, empowering fully the states to prepare action plans for the betterment of farmers and agriculture in every district, preparing plans in tune with the local ecology, meteorology and technology, the sources added.
The other major benifit under NADP was to increae the area under local and indigenous crops, prepare plans to reduce the gap in raising staple crops and to elevate farm and allied activities to make them viable for farmers to enjoy better living conditions among other things, the sources said.
Apart from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, which was selected as the coordinating agency for the project, other departments like Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Marketing, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sericulture, Seed Certification and the Public Works Department have been involved in drafting the proposals under the NADP, the sources added.
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