Gathering in front of the old bus stand, they blocked the road and raised slogans against the Centre for failing to provide legislative backing to the Minimum Support Price (MSP).
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.
According to revenue department records, more than 2000 acres of pasture lands, in land parcels of 20-30 acres, are owned by the Animal Husbandry department in Tiruppur.
As work to rehabilitate dams in Tamil Nadu seems to have hit a roadblock, farmers have urged the Union government to release funds for these projects.
The farmers, who are now distressed by the low prices, fear the situation might take a turn for the worse as experts say prices might further drop with the arrival of more stock.
Most of the farmers from Thondamuthur and Perur block have left their Pandal structure without cultivating or reduced their cultivation land.
MRK Panneerselvam feels that the separate annual budget for agriculture has helped farmers get a feeling that the government is serious about their issues.
Led by the association's State secretary Swamimalai Vimalnathan, a total of 10 paddy and sugarcane farmers from Thanjavur, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Ariyalur districts have embarked on the journey.
After announcing to provide one lakh new connections to farmers, MK Stalin had launched the initiative on September 23 last year and gave sanction orders to 10 farmers on the occasion.
The farmers have now pinned their hopes high on the upcoming Chithirai festival, which will be held after a gap of two years, and have started with the harvest.
Farmers from Madurai, Dharmapuri, Salem and other areas of Tamil Nadu visited the project in two minivans.
Scarce employment opportunities, hike in crop prices and displacement of farm labourers to other districts in search of menial jobs are inexorable if the government goes ahead with the project.
India saw a lot of resistance in 2017, the public went against the government to make things go their way.