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Campco gets nod to buy areca from 2 more Kerala centres

Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and advertising and Processing Cooperative (Campco) will procure arecanut from...

Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and advertising and Processing Cooperative (Campco) will procure arecanut from two much more centres in Kerala from subsequent week.

SN Khandige, Vice-President of Campco Ltd, advised BusinessLine that the Kasaragod district administration has supplied authorization to procure arecanut from two much more centres in the district. Following this, the cooperative will start off procurement of arecanut at Neerchal and Mulleriya centres in Kasaragod district from April 29.

In the beginning, the Kasaragod district administration had supplied authorization to procure arecanut from Badiadka and Kanhangad centres. This selection was taken after the Dakshina Kannada district administration in Karnataka gave authorization to procure arecanut in sure centres in the district.

Later on, the Kasaragod district administration authorized procurement from Bayar, Perla and Bandadka centres after growers urged the governing administration to improve the variety of procurement centres.

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Arecanut is the most important source of cash flow for farmers with small and marginal land holdings in quite a few elements of Karnataka and Kerala.

Stressing the need to have to improve the variety of days of procurement in Kerala, Khandige said the variety of days for arecanut procurement has been limited to 1 working day in a week in all the seven centres.

Growers have to get a token

At present, the Kasaragod district administration has authorized purchase of the commodity when in a week in a centre from a optimum of thirty growers. The grower will have to consider a token from the procurement centre involved just before bringing his commodity to the cooperative.

Khandige, who represents Kerala in Campco, said the tokens have been issued till the 2nd week of May in some centres. Enhance in the variety of days of procurement will deliver down the tension on both equally farmers and the procurement centres. This, in turn, will help small and marginal growers for their livelihood, he added.