Villupuram farmers demand bigger facility for sale of paddy

The farmers have been raising the issue for over a decade now, having reached out to the district collectors, Chief Minister's cell, and other ministers.

published on : 8th June 2023

Rs 143 per quintal MSP hike fails to cheer paddy farmers in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur

The government should have taken into account the increase in the input prices.

published on : 8th June 2023

Kharif crops' MSP sees up to 10.35% hike; paddy MSP up by Rs 143 to Rs 2,183/quintal

In kharif cereals, the MSP of the 'common grade' paddy has been increased by 7 per cent (Rs 143) to Rs 2,183 per quintal for 2023-24 from Rs 2,040 in the previous year.

published on : 7th June 2023

TN farmers advised to go for alternative crops before Cauvery water release

We are providing seeds for such crops at 50% subsidy." About 1,800 hectares of kuruvai paddy are cultivated every year in the district.

published on : 5th June 2023

No variation in paddy stock at Dharmapuri warehouse, assures TN Minister

In a press release, the minister stated, “The warehouse had over 22,273 T of paddy in stock of which 7,174 T were sent to mills for grinding.

published on : 2nd June 2023

Lakhs of paddy bags lying unsold, farmers blame purchase method

He further said even after dumping their produce at the market yards, farmers are not sure if their paddy will be lifted anytime soon.

published on : 1st June 2023

Millers sceptical over ‘substandard’ paddy in Odisha

As per norms, the District Civil Supplies department will further hand over the procured paddy to local millers for further custom milling.

published on : 28th May 2023

Delay in paddy procurement arrears to farmers not our fault: Kerala Bank

The bank had handed over the list of pending disbursals to the supplyco and asked it to communicate it to the farmers.

published on : 26th May 2023

Token woes resurface as paddy procurement starts

This apart, farmers have been facing issues relating to testing facilities, weights and measures and lack of infrastructure at procurement centres for years.

published on : 17th May 2023

State will purchase rain-soaked paddy too, KCR assures Telangana farmers

The government will also buy the rain-soaked paddy and pay the same amount that will be for the normal paddy, he assured the farmers.

published on : 3rd May 2023

Unknown disease ruins paddy crop, dashes farmers’ hope in Odisha

They reported that the tip of their paddy crops first turned pale after which the entire plant got damaged.

published on : 26th April 2023

Odisha farmers worried over delay in high-yield paddy seed supply 

Earlier, farmers used to preserve and sow different varieties of traditional seeds on their land.

published on : 24th April 2023

Odisha: Untimely rain affects crops in Koraput

Farmers of Jeypore, Dasmantpur, Borigumma, Pottangi, Laxmipur, Nandapur, Semiliguda, Lamtaput and others alleged that their crops got damaged due to the unprecedented rains.

published on : 24th April 2023

Angry ryots stage protest at paddy procurement centre in Telangana

On being informed about the the protest, the Revenue officials rushed to the spot and pacified the farmers by promising to investigate the matter.

published on : 23rd April 2023

New godowns to come up in Tamil Nadu to protect foodgrains

Meanwhile, the minister for cooperation KR Periakaruppan said two new farmer producers’ cooperative societies will be established in Salem and Pudukkottai in addition to godown and other facilities.

published on : 7th April 2023

Odisha buys 63 lakh tonne paddy, overshoots target

The estimated value of the paddy procured by the government under decentralised procurement system is to the tune of Rs 12,895 crore.

published on : 6th April 2023

Thanjavur procures 22,000 tonne less samba, thalady this year

Officials of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) attribute the dip in the figure to farmers opting to sell their produce to private traders for better rates.

published on : 4th April 2023

Tamil Nadu govt yet to keep poll promise on MSP for paddy, say delta farmers

The incentive added to the Union government’s MSP gives a combined price of Rs 2,160 for fine variety paddy and Rs 2,115 for common class paddy, per quintal. 

published on : 22nd March 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.

published on : 17th March 2023

Middlemen make their way into paddy purchase registration in Koraput

They do so to allegedly grab the paddy stock of the farmers and ask them to sell their paddy at the mandis through them.

published on : 11th March 2023
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