The weekly turmeric auction at the Tiruchengode Agriculture Producers Cooperative Society here registered a sales turnover of Rs. 1.40 crore on Saturday.
The farmers of Attur, Gengavalli, Koogaiyur, Kallakurichi, Bommidi, Harur, Jaderpalayam, Paramathi Velur, Namakkal, Mettur and Poolampatti had brought 2,500 quintal of turmeric.
While ‘Virali’ variety fetched a price ranging between Rs. 6,338 and Rs. 9,399; ‘Kizhangu’ variety fetched a price between Rs. 6,488 and Rs. 7,819 and the ‘Panangali’ variety between Rs. 7,777 and Rs. 18,699.
The farmers were happy that the turmeric fetched Rs. 400 more per quintal compared to other auction centers.
Source: The Hindu