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More DPCs to be opened if necessary: Collector

By Our Staff Reporter

THANJAVUR, DEC.24 . A total of 74 Direct Purchase Centres of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation are functioning in this district for procurement of samba paddy from farmers, said the Collector, J. Radhakrishnan, here today.

Presiding over the farmers' grievance day meeting, he said that orders had been obtained from the Government for opening more DPCs based on the demand.

All these centres would purchase paddy till next July. Harvest had just begun and paddy started arriving at places like Orathanadu but the demand for more DPCs might increase later. A Central committee had recently assessed the damage to crops, roads and other infrastructure due to floods in the district.

It was convinced of the damage to crops and infrastructure.

`Adulteration in fertiliser'

Farmers complained that there was adulteration in the fertiliser mixture sold by some private traders at Thiruvaiyaru. Claiming that the agriculture extension centre was selling outdated biofertiliser, they sought action against the traders.

The Collector assured that the agriculture department had collected samples of fertiliser, tested and found them to be sub-standard. It had been decided to take action against the trader.

The samba crop had been cultivated on 1,12,000 hectares. Harvest had been completed on 4224 hectares. Thaladi crop had been raised on 21,363 hectares.

Navaneetha Krishnan, Joint Director of Agricultue, participated in the meeting.

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