Regulated market

TIRUCHI: A regulated market will be opened at Thathaeingarpet near here on Thursday.

The full-fledged market, with its rural godowns for stocking the agricultural produce, will cater to the needs of farmers in and around Thathaeingarpet.

In a press release, M. Prabaharan, Agricultural Officer, Publicity and Propaganda, Tamil Nadu State Agricultural Marketing Board, Tiruchi, said pledge loan, up to Rs.50,000, for a maximum period of six months, would be available for farmers.

Every member of the market would be covered under the Life Insurance Scheme with a sum assured for Rs.one lakh.

Competition

The Department of Tamil Development and Culture will conduct a district level competition in poetry, essay and elocution for college students at Jamal Mohammed College here on January 6.

Students from arts and science, engineering and technical institutions could participate in it. Each college should select two students from their institution. Further information could be obtained from the office of the Assistant Director, Tamil Development, functioning at the Collectorate campus or from the respective college principals.

Mettur level

The level at the Mettur dam stood at 117.27 feet on Monday. The inflow was 4,185 cusecs and the outflow 10,000 cusecs. - Staff Reporter

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