Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry Farmers' Association has urged the government to take up procurement of coconut and fix the price to ensure welfare of farmers.

To put forward the demands, the Puducherry State Coconut Farmers would conduct a conference on March 20 at Ariyankuppam, a release said.

The government should take measures to solve fertilizer shortage across Puducherry. The association demanded that vacant posts in the Agriculture Department be filled. Incentive for paddy, which has been pending for three seasons, should be granted immediately, the release said.