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22,000 Seed Kits to be Sold to Farmers in Chennai

Aiswarya R Nair
Aiswarya R Nair

In Chennai, if you have 3cents (1,400 sqft) of land in which you are growing vegetables, then the horticulture department will give you a seed kit. 

According to a report by Times of India, Horticulture director N Subbaiyan in Aadi Pattam, nearly 1.5 lakh kits are being prepared to help the farmers during this sowing season. 

The kit will have seeds of five different vegetables which include two gourds, green chilled, drumsticks, tomato and a couple of green leaves. The actual cost of each kit is Rs 40, but farmers will be sold at the subsidized rate of Rs 15. 

On average farmers can yield nearly 200kgs of vegetables if they sow all the seeds. Green leaves can be harvested within two months after they are planted. 

The horticulture department is selling 22,000 kits in Chennai. The farmers can preserve some seeds for the next sowing season which is in January (Thai Pattam). Sowing the seeds with good spacing will help get better yield. 

All the distributed seeds are of high quality and are raised on the department's farm across the state.  

The horticulture department is helping raise vegetables on almost 3,000 acres of small and medium farmlands in Tamil Nadu.  

The horticulture department has a sprawling farm in Chennai at Madhavaram, four in Kancheepuram and one in Chengalpattu district.


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