AIADMK urges admn to fix MSP for paddy at Rs 1000 a quintal

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Puducherry, Oct 16 (UNI) The AIADMK local unit today urged the administration to take immediate steps to fix the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy at Rs 1,000 a quintal.

A resolution adopted to this effect at the office-bearers meeting here said the party would organise agitations if the government failed to provide the MSP for paddy.

The meeting urged the administration to provide free power to the agriculturists, 75 per cent diesel subsidy to farmers owning tractors and fixing sugarcane price at Rs 1,500 per tonne, Party state secretary A Anbazhagan said in a statement.

Other resolutions urged the Lt Governor to prevent gambling in the pretext of shopping festival here, utilise the entire funds under SCP for the welfare of Dalits, 15 per cent bonus to members of the cooperative milk producers union, prevent illegal sand quarrying in the Sankarabharani river besides condemning the government for winding up the monsoon session of the assembly in ten minutes, among other things.

UNI

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