Traders rush to buy paddy straw as samba harvest coming to an end in Thanjavur

As there are not much head of cattle in villages now, the straw is being sold to other districts where it is mostly used as fodder, he reasoned.

23 Mar 2023

Better attention by agriculture extension officers on villages raises farmers' hopes

The budget envisages nominating one scientist per block either from nearby agricultural colleges or from agriculture research centres and farm science centres.

22 Mar 2023

Cauvery delta region youth to stay as Rs 1,000-crore agro-industrial corridor to bring investments, jobs

This, in turn, is expected to stop out-migration of youth from the region declared a protected special agricultural zone.

22 Mar 2023

After Keezhadi, museum in Thanjavur to cement Chola glory

“It is a very welcome announcement”, said Kudavayil Balasubramanian, historian who has written many books on the history of Thanjavur. 

21 Mar 2023

Despite concerns, summer paddy cultivation acreage in Thanjavur to rise by 20 per cent

Besides the regular kuruvai, samba and thaladi seasons, farmers in the district with energised pump set facilities to draw groundwater usually go for the short-term summer paddy cultivation.

17 Mar 2023

80 per cent of samba paddy harvest over in Thanjavur, average yield 10 per cent higher than last year

Of the 1,38,905 hectares on which samba and thalady paddy were cultivated in the district, the crop in 1,09,247 hectares has been harvested so far, which is about 80% of the total acreage.

09 Mar 2023

This Thanjavur violinist is a solo ‘gurukulam’

Natarajan attributes the migration of artists, especially violinists, to the advent of electronic media and television.

05 Mar 2023

46 per cent of TN's Rs 112.72-crore crop loss relief allocated for rain-hit farmers in Tiruvarur

This is the highest amount allocated among the nine districts where enumeration was undertaken for crop loss following the February rain, officials pointed out.

03 Mar 2023

Class 6-8 students of Thanjavur government school lack basic infrastructure, take lessons in open

This sorry state of affairs has been brought about by a lack of classrooms following the institution's upgradation, school management committee (SMC) members point out.

01 Mar 2023

Thanjavur to get 20 permanent buildings for Direct Procurement Centres

During the peak of procurement, as many as 538 DPCs, including the ones operating out of rented buildings, function in the district.

28 Feb 2023

Governor orders Tamil varsity to take action in job scam 

Panel had found violations with respect to communal roster, age, qualification in appointment of 34 faculty members in 2017-18 

15 Feb 2023

SPCA starts operating animal birth control centre in Thanjavur

This comes when the city corporation's own ABC centre at Raja Gori crematorium complex, has remained non-functional for several years.

08 Feb 2023

At 5,750 kg per hectare, Thanjavur betters last year's samba paddy yield

"Of this the crop cultivated earlier in around 37,823 acres has been harvested so far, mostly in Ammapettai block," an agriculture department official told TNIE.

28 Jan 2023

Thanjavur farmers roiled over low procurement price for chewing sugarcane

Farmers in the district cultivating chewing sugarcane (Pongal karumbu) are an unhappy lot as private traders quote a procurement price that is lower than that offered last year.

14 Jan 2023

Pongal bumper for banana farmers in Thanjavur as procurement price doubles

“Now they are fetching an average of Rs 450 per bunch. However, some bunches went even for up to Rs 500,” he added.

12 Jan 2023