Tamil Nadu

Plea to increase copra procurement price

The Tamil Nadu Vivasaayigal Sangam staged a novel demonstration at Vadakarai on Tuesday demanding a hike in copra procurement price and waiver of crop loans availed by farmers from nationalised banks.

The government should procure copra being produced by farmers at a remunerative price.

Coconut oil extracted from the procured copra could be sold to the public through ration shops across the State.

Attractive subsides should be given to coconut farmers.

The procurement price of paddy should also be increased to Rs. 3,000 a quintal in view of more expenditure towards input.

Aged farmers should be given a monthly pension of Rs. 3,000.

They raised slogans to highlight their demands and broke coconuts in front of the office of the Village Administrative Officer.

Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam office-bearers S. Kasamuthu and S.T. Shaik Maideen participated in the demonstration.

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