Buy paddy in Tamil Nadu with 22% moisture

Farmers in the delta region urge Chief Minister M K Stalins to begin paddy procurement from September 1 . They say he should do everything possible to procure the paddy with 22% moisture content .

TRICHY: Farmers in the delta region have urged Chief Minister M K Stalins to begin paddy procurement from September 1 rather than the usual date of October 1, saying he should do everything possible to procure the paddy with 22% moisture content.This moisture level should be maintained until every procurement center has a dryer.The chief minister took a proactive decision, which is appreciable, according to Swamimalai S Vimalnathan, the secretary of Tamil Nadu Cauvery Farmers Protection Association.During the monsoon season, farmers suffer a lot of pain during the kuruvai harvest.

According to him, our chief minister should email the Centre to keep the moisture content at 22 percent constant.If the Union government agrees to begin procurement on September 1, N Veerasekaran, state spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Sangam, said the farmers will also be able to use the farmers' existing minimum support price (MSP).