With a view to ensure an impetus to the copra production in the district, the Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Society in Tirumayam has planned to start a new copra procurement centre shortly.

The procurement centre will offer a fair price to the coconut cultivators and will fetch them an assured price.

In a release issued here on Wednesday, C. Manoharan, District Collector, has appealed to the copra cultivators to submit an application form to register their names with the procurement centre.

Data collection

He said the Agriculture, Revenue and Cooperative department officials would inspect the coconut groves for ascertaining the data and details given by farmers. An identity card would be issued to each farmer.

He has appealed to farmers to take advantage of the procurement centre.

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