Stalin launches subsidised sale of vegetable seeds, garden kits

To ensure residue-free vegetables, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday inaugurated the nutritive vegetable garden scheme aimed at producing fresh vegetables in both urban and rural areas.

Under the scheme, a kit, containing six types of vegetable seeds, six bags to grow vegetables, six coconut coir pith each weighing 2 kg, 400 grams high-quality fertilizers, 200 grams of chemical fertilizers, and 100 ml of organic fertilizers, and a booklet containing methods of cultivation, all worth Rs 900 was distributed at a subsidized rate of Rs 225 for people in urban areas to set up a terrace garden.