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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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