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Encouraging agriculture graduates to turn into entrepreneurs, farmers to produce millets/pulses/oilseeds, converting fallow lands into cultivable ones, focus on organic farming, are some of the major points of the Tamil Nadu's first agriculture budget.

The budget was presented by Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare M.R.K. Panneerselvam in the assembly on Saturday.

According to Panneerselvam, a total of Rs 34,220.65 crore has been allocated for the agriculture and allied sectors for the year 2021-22.

He dedicated the budget to the farmers protesting in Delhi against the three farms laws of the central government.

The Minister also announced the procurement price of paddy Grade-A varieties at Rs 2,060/- per quintal and common varieties at Rs 2,015/- per quintal.

About six lakh farmers will be benefited and the government will be incurring an additional expenditure of Rs 99.38 crore.

The budget was presented by Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare M.R.K. Panneerselvam in the assembly on Saturday.

According to Panneerselvam, a total of Rs 34,220.65 crore has been allocated for the agriculture and allied sectors for the year 2021-22.

He dedicated the budget to the farmers protesting in Delhi against the three farms laws of the central government.

The Minister also announced the procurement price of paddy Grade-A varieties at Rs 2,060/- per quintal and common varieties at Rs 2,015/- per quintal.

About six lakh farmers will be benefited and the government will be incurring an additional expenditure of Rs 99.38 crore.


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