7,000 tonnes of paddy procured in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts so far
Kuruvai procurement is picking up in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts. Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) has so far procured 7,827 tonnes of Kuruvai paddy in the two districts.
Of this, 2,297 tonnes had been procured in Tiruvarur district while 5,530 tonnes had been procured in Thanjavur district.
One hundred and forty nine direct purchase centres are functioning in Thanjavur district while 60 are functioning in Tiruvarur district. “We are receiving an average of 800 tonnes a day,” said TNCSC officials in Thanjavur district. In Tiruvarur district, arrival is of the order of 1,000 tonnes a day.
TNCSC is paying 1,415 a quintal (Rs. 1,345 price plus Rs. 70 as incentive) for fine variety and Rs. 1,360 a quintal for common variety (Rs. 1,310 as price plus Rs. 50 as incentive).
Kuruvai was raised only in pumpset-irrigated areas this year in the two districts. It was raised on 28,000 hectares of land in Thanjavur district and 16,000 hectares of land in Tiruvarur district.
Harvest had begun and it would reach the peak around Deepavali. TNCSC was procuring paddy with 17 per cent moisture content.
Meanwhile, samba transplantation is going on in full swing in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts.
In Tiruvarur district, the plan is to raise the crop on 1.30 lakh hectares of land and in that cultivation had already been done using direct sowing method on 70,000 hectares.
In Thanjavur district, the plan was to raise samba on 1.18 lakh hectares of land. Transplantation had been completed on 50,000 hectares of land.
Kuruvai crop is raised only on pumpset-irrigated land TNCSC procuring 800 tonnes of paddy daily
Kuruvai crop is raised only on pumpset-irrigated land
TNCSC procuring 800 tonnes of paddy daily