In Tamil Nadu for the first time in the history a special budget for agriculture was presented by Minister for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare MRK Pannerselvam.
He started the presentation by dedicating the budget to those farmer protesting at New Delhi against the farm laws. He informed that the DMK government will not take any dictatorial steps only as per the directions of the Chief Minister MK Stalin. Budget was drafted after rigorous discussions with farmers, representatives of farmers associations of 18 districts.
Budget has allocated Rs 34,220.65 crores for Agriculture and related sectors like Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Agricultural engineering etc.
They are planning to implement a project named ‘Kalaignar’s Anaithu Grama Oruginaintha Velan Valarchi Thittam’ for the next 5 years to make sure villagers of Tamil Nadu attain overall agricultural development and self-sufficiency.
They will convert 11.75 lakh hectares of uncultivated lands into farmland in the next 10 years to increase the area of cultivation from 60 to 75 per cent.