The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation is set to commence samba procurement through its direct procurement centres in the district on Friday.

The Samba procurement would be made through 234 DPCs in the district, including 30 DPCs in Nagapattinam; 30 DPCs in Keezhvelur; 21 DPCs in Thirukuvalai and Vedaranyam; 24 DPCs in Mayiladuthurai; 30 DPCs in Kuthalam; 29 DPCs in Tharangambadi and 41 DPCs in Sirkazhi.

Earlier, the Kharif marketing season witnessed procurement of 9,501 metric tonnes of paddy from 74 DPCs in the district.

According to a Collectorate release, all equipments, including jute bags and sacks, balances were in place and seasonal labourers were appointed for the procurement. Training on rules to be followed during procurement and measurement have been imparted to these labourers. In the event of malpractices, farmers are advised to contact the Senior Regional Manager, TNCSC, Nagapattinam: 9443342843, 04365-251843, 04365-251313.