Staff Reporter

UDUMALPET: Growers of maize, the main ingredient of poultry feed in this region, are happy about the stable price and bountiful harvest of their produce over the last couple of months.

The price stood at Rs.780 per quintal at Udumalpet market on Thursday. The harvest began a couple of weeks ago in Pongalur, Palladam, Sultanpet areas and the farmers are happy with the yield.

Though the price of maize touched an all time high of Rs.990 a quintal last August, at one point farmers had received a severe jolt when the price crashed to below Rs.500.