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Govt to launch fertilizer subsidy scheme

Govt to launch fertilizer subsidy scheme
PTI
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First Published: Sat, Aug 01 2009. 11 07 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Aug 01 2009. 11 07 AM IST
Madurai: Union minister for chemicals and fertilizers M K Azhagiri said the Centre would launch a scheme that would enable farmers get fertilizer subsidy directly.
Distributing welfare assistance to agricultural workers under the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Social Safety and Welfare Scheme here on Friday night, he said “the direct fertilizer subsidy scheme” would be introduced initially in two districts in Tamil Nadu including one in Madurai.
He said the Tamil Nadu government’s Social Safety Scheme for Farmers had benefitted 4.08 lakh farm workers and financial assistance to the tune of Rs299.21 crore had been distributed so far. Besides Rs83.6 crore had been given to those belonging to Adidravida and backward class under the scheme, he said.
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First Published: Sat, Aug 01 2009. 11 07 AM IST