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`Highest price given for turmeric in Nizamabad'

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BUMPER CROP: Collector I.S. Sri Naresh inspecting mounds of turmeric at the agriculture market yard in Nizamabad on Thursday.
BUMPER CROP: Collector I.S. Sri Naresh inspecting mounds of turmeric at the agriculture market yard in Nizamabad on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

Collector inspects purchase of the produce at market yards

NIZAMABAD: Collector I.S. Sri Naresh has said that the district administration has submitted a report to Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on the woes of turmeric farmers and their agitation for a profitable price in the market.

After inspecting the purchasing of turmeric at the agriculture market yard here on Thursday, he said nowhere in the country was Rs. 4,000 per quintal of turmeric given as demanded by farmers. Similarly, given the guidelines, the Government could not provide Minimum Support Price to the produce, he observed.

Mr. Naresh said the Nizamabad variety of turmeric has been getting higher price in Nizamabad market yard itself compared to Sangli and Erode markets.

The variety was getting between Rs. 1850 and Rs. 2350 in Nizamabad, while it was Rs. 2300 in Sangli and Rs.1760 to Rs.2200 in Erode depending on the quality.


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