Agriculture Minister Mullakkara Ratnakaran said here on Friday that the support price of Rs. 1,000 a quintal for paddy recommended by the Agricultural Prices Commission was insufficient. In a fax message to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Mr. Ratnakaran demanded that the price should be fixed at Rs. 1,550 a quintal. The State was already procuring paddy at Rs. 1,200 a quintal.

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