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.
Following comfortable storage, water from the dam was released on May 24, well ahead of the stipulated date of June 12, for Kuruvai paddy in delta districts.
Over 1,000 mechanised boats set to hit sea as fishing ban ends in Tamil Nadu's coastal delta districts
Mechanised fishing boats such as trawlers and gillnetters keep off the sea during the period to facilitate breeding of fishes in the Bay of Bengal.
The officials had earlier insisted all owners to submit all their boats for inspection, failing which their vessels would be considered inactive and their registration, cancelled.
There are about twelve active cases. There were no new cases in the Karaikal district for the past few days. The number of active cases stood at 10.
here were sporadic showers in Tiruchy district with an average of 2mm recorded in a day.
The water from Mettur reservoir is usually released on June 12 for irrigation of crops in the Cauvery delta districts and used to be closed on January 28.
As many as 631 tanks and lakes in Cauvery delta districts have reached 100 per cent of its storage capacity following the recent heavy rains.
A four-year-old girl died in a wall collapse following heavy rains in Kumbakonam.