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Trichy: 50 percent subsidy for solar dyers

(02 Jan 2016)

The Agricultural Engineering Department would extend 50 per cent subsidy for farmers for setting up solar dryers to dry their agriculture produce. Farmers’ groups and individual farmers can avail the subsidy, which is limited to a maximum of Rs. 1.84 lakh. Solar dryer for a 400 sq. ft. area will cost about Rs. 3.68 lakh, Collector K.S. Palanisamy said in a release. The dryers can be used to dry farm produce such as vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, chillies, spices, and herbs in a hygienic manner without resulting in depletion of the nutrition content. They would be helpful in producing value-added products from these produce. Farmers who wish to avail the subsidy can contact the offices of the Assistant Executive Engineers of the Agriculture Engineering Department in Tiruchi, Musiri, and Lalgudi, the release added.

News Source : The Hindu