Come September, farm fresh outlets in Chennai will abound with vegetables

CHENNAI, August 19, 2013

Batch of 20 farmers each have formed 250 clusters under Chennai Peri-Metro Vegetable Cluster Development programme

About 5,000 farmers in the neighbouring districts have agreed to supply vegetables and greens to farm fresh outlets in the city on priority basis from September onwards.

So far, a batch of 20 farmers each had formed 250 clusters under the Chennai Peri-Metro Vegetable Cluster Development programme, which is a component of the National Agricultural Development Programme.

A sum of Rs. 17 crore has been sanctioned. These farmers will have access to bank-linked subsidised loan for purchase of equipment and vehicles.