Overnight rains add to moisture content in harvested kuruvai paddy, dim farmers' prospects

Of the 72,816 hectares under Kuruvai paddy cultivation in the district this year, crop over 67, 816 hectares has been harvested.

22 Oct 2022

Only 7 of 856 Thanjavur villages eligible for crop insurance claim

Samba crop cultivation here, last year, sustained severe damage from unseasonal rains, leading to yield loss.

20 Oct 2022

Pollen shedding, premature harvesting due to unseasonal rains: Thanjai farmers stare at dip in kuruvai paddy yield

Even as kuruvai paddy harvesting is in the final phase in the district, farmers are staring at a reduction in yield as compared to last year due to the unseasonal rains.

12 Oct 2022

Miyawaki forest to come up in 100 Thanjavur villages, courtesy 'Oorukku Oru Vanam'

Tree saplings will be planted in around one acre of land in each of the villages under the Miyawaki method, which involves the planting of two to four tree saplings per square metre.

07 Oct 2022

Sunday downpour wreaks havoc on Thanjavur's ready-for-harvest Kuruvai paddy

With fine weather beaming in the district in the days preceding the downpour, the farmers looked forward for a good yield during harvest.

27 Sep 2022

Private harvest machine operators charging Rs 500/hr more than last year: Thanjavur farmers

Farmers harvesting kuruvai paddy have complained of excess rent being collected by private harvest machine operators.

22 Sep 2022

Sale of traditional paddy seeds at govt depots a welcome move for Thanjavur farmers

'Nel Jayaraman traditional paddy variety protection movement', which was introduced this year to distribute traditional paddy varieties through Government depots.

08 Sep 2022

Bundles of books, delivered last year, yet to see daylight in Thanjai library

The books for Thanjavur DCL and branch libraries were received in around 150 bundles in 2021. However, sources said the bundles are yet to be even opened.

07 Sep 2022

Museum to exhibit Gandhi's third class train compartment

"The museum will celebrate the International Non-violence Day on October 2, jointly with the UN.

30 Aug 2022

Harvest of early Kuruvai paddy commences, mixed trend in yield

Even as the harvest of early Kuruvai paddy crop commenced in Thanjavur district, the yield trend has been mixed.

18 Aug 2022

Thanjavur farmers worry as 200 acres of banana crop under Cauvery floodwater for nine days

Farmers who have cultivated banana in Tiruvaiyaru block in the district are a worried lot as floodwater from the Cauvery is yet to recede even after nine days.

12 Aug 2022

After Kuruvai, Thanjai farmers look forward for Samba paddy cultivation

With Kuruvai transplantation coming to end in Thanjavur district, farmers who have not gone in for the crop have started preparations for long-term Samba paddy cultivation.

10 Aug 2022

Union govt's crop insurance deadline expires, Cauvery delta ryots seek answers

They want the government to reveal its plans to safeguard them in the event of crop damage and loss of yield from natural calamities.

03 Aug 2022

Historical fiction books sell like hot cakes on last day of Thanjai book fair

The fifth edition of Thanjavur book fair, which ended on Monday, recorded a significant sale in historical fiction books.

26 Jul 2022

Tamil Nadu farmers welcome decision to procure Kuruvai paddy at revised rate from September 1

After the Centre's nod, Food Minister R Sakkarapani announced the new prices for the commodities, which included the MSP and the incentives by the State government.

21 Jul 2022