There are total 16 government paddy procurement centres in the state, which are opened after October 10 every year, for procurement of paddy grains. This year, farmers could harvest ahead of season and are waiting for the government for procurement.
As farmers expressed concern on damage to their produce if not procured on time, Tamil Nadu civil supplies corporation (TNCSC) decided to open procurement centres in 13 more places. Most of the new procurement centres will be opened in Karambakudi and Gandharvakottai block and it will help over 12,000 farmers in the region. According to senior staffs from TNCSC, every procurement center will procure an average of 1,000 bags per day weighing 40 kg each bag.