Farmers in Tamil Nadu hail decision to buy Kuruvai paddy at revised rate from September 1 – The New Indian Express

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THANJAVUR/TIRUVARUR: Farmers in the Cauvery delta districts of Thanjavur and Tiruvarur have welcomed the state government’s decision to purchase Kuruvai paddy at the new Minimum Support Price (MSP) from September 1, which is ahead of the usual date of October 1.

Due to the early opening of the shutters of the Mettur dam and the subsequent cultivation of paddy Kuruvai resumed in all districts, Chief Minister MK Stalin had written in June to the Center for the Implementation of Supply to New rates from September 1 itself.

After the Centre’s approval, Food Minister R Sakkarapani announced the new product prices, which included MSP and state government incentives. The grade A paddy variety will be purchased at Rs 2,160 per quintal and the common variety at Rs 2,115 per quintal, the minister announced.

Previously, the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA) on June 8, 2022 approved Rs 2,060 per quintal (100 kg) for Grade A (fine) rice variety and Rs 2,040 for common variety paddy for the 2022-23 Kharif marketing season. The new tariffs are applicable from October 1, 2022, nationwide.

Welcoming the announcement, R Sukumaran, a farmer from Orathanadu, said, “Farmers growing Kuruvai paddy demanded new tariffs early on. Incentives provided by the state government will entice farmers to venture into cultivation. PS Masilamani, general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Association, also welcomed the move.

Meanwhile, the crop insurance scheme for Kuruvai paddy has not yet been announced, Masilamani said. Rather than depending on the prime minister’s crop insurance scheme, the state government itself should formulate a scheme, he added.

THANJAVUR/TIRUVARUR: Farmers in the Cauvery delta districts of Thanjavur and Tiruvarur have welcomed the state government’s decision to purchase Kuruvai paddy at the new Minimum Support Price (MSP) from September 1, which is ahead of the usual date of October 1. the early opening of the shutters of the Mettur dam and the subsequent cultivation of paddy Kuruvai resumed in all districts, Chief Minister MK Stalin had written in June to the Center for the implementation of supply at the new tariffs from the September 1 itself. After the Centre’s approval, Food Minister R Sakkarapani announced the new product prices, which included MSP and state government incentives. The grade A paddy variety will be purchased at Rs 2,160 per quintal and the common variety at Rs 2,115 per quintal, the minister announced. Previously, the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA) on June 8, 2022 approved Rs 2,060 per quintal (100 kg) for Grade A (fine) rice variety and Rs 2,040 for common variety paddy for the 2022-23 Kharif marketing season. The new tariffs are applicable from October 1, 2022, nationwide. Welcoming the announcement, R Sukumaran, a farmer from Orathanadu, said, “Farmers growing Kuruvai paddy demanded new tariffs early on. Incentives provided by the state government will entice farmers to venture into cultivation. PS Masilamani, general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Association, also welcomed the move. Meanwhile, the crop insurance scheme for Kuruvai paddy has not yet been announced, Masilamani said. Rather than depending on the prime minister’s crop insurance scheme, the state government itself should formulate a scheme, he added.

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