Puttur: Areca nut imported from Bhutan – Farmers concerned of fall in price


Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (MS)

Puttur, Oct 1: The union government has agreed to import of 17,000 tonnes of raw areca nut from Bhutan without any restriction of minimum import price has caused concern in the areca nut market of the taluk.

From the past few months the price of areca nut was hovering at record level and the decision of the central government has upset the farmers. Complimentary to this decision of central government, the price of areca nut fell in the Mangaluru market on Friday.

In outside market the new areca nut was quoted at Rs 482 while old ones was at Rs 565. At Campco price of new areca nut was quoted at Rs 475 while old ones was at Rs 565.

A minimum import price of Rs 251 per kilo was fixed for areca nut imported from overseas countries in order to give recognition to indigenously grown product. But this rule is violated in case of Bhutan. This will cause many ill effects.

In the past, as the government gave permission to import areca nut under south Asia free trade agreement, the local arecanut prices slumped. Now the farmers fear the repetition of the same.

As there are not ports in Bhutan, the areca nut needs to be brought through road transport to Jayagaon port of West Bengal. So there is an argument that the cost of transportation will be high. According to experts, areca nut farming began recently in Bhutan and the quality of the product is also not good. In one quintal arecanut the possibility of getting even a quarter of dried areca nut is doubtful. So it might not have any effect on the local market, say the experts.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Chandu, Tumakuru

    Thu, Oct 20 2022

    This move from union government is very bad for local growers it's lead to continue the farmers suicides in Karnataka

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  • aishu, shimoga

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    What a bad decision by central government they made us to drink poison malnad family completely depends on this arecanut due to this rules we are not getting minimum amount. finally we use to put vote for bjp for our helping now they made us to drink poison very bad please never come back bjp and also please take back the decision

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  • Abhishek, Shiralakoppa

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    U completely dependent aecanut but people depending pan masala vimal price small pocket 5rupees how can manage ......

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Soopaari is produced in Myanmaar, Malaysia and all tropical reasons for one and one reason. Barring South India the belt north of Karnataka is sold big time on Pan Masala. If Bhutan is latest entrant, it is late entrant. DK alone cannot satisfy the Pan Masala market of North India including Pakistan, and Bangladesh. DK has 2 choices. (a) Continue with current path. (b) look at DKs pitiable sight. Gulla price in Bangalore and Mangalore is same - invariably north of Rs. 100 per Kg. Ladies finger grown in Mangalore commands Rs. 140/Kg in Bangalore. Cucumber variant of Mangalore is almost extinct. Harekala chilli is best for pickle but today if you want to buy a kilo of it, you have to beg borrow steal and bribe in Bunder. In Bangalore we get Basale (tasteless and shit actually) from Bengal. Sore of Mangalore has unique taste and we will never know how, because it is more or less extinct. Add to the biz generated out of Dubai, DK produced products are worth gold because, very few are growing. Get informed and make informed choices....in this internet age - simple and straight.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Chaiwala p.m. to rescue his fellow statesmen dalals. Undivided S.K. district only vote bank for bajapa.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Very bad from our govt.to import areca from another country inside.Once it was done saw the result.Value of our money has gone down.What is with own countries product.?There is no income to our farmers.Giving out Makrele and taking bhuthai (sardine )stupid idea.Actuelly govt should support inland product .Then our product will be sold to other countries with very low scale than what we bought from Bhutan?This shows how good are our Economy specialists

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Commodity prices are cyclical in nature and depend on the world quantity of production, demand and supply; in a global village, the government cannot give protection to every industry forever; so, to think the prices will remain at peak level or go on rising unabatedly would be foolish!!

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    What is the guarantee Areca nuts are actually from bhutan -- many are exchanged at borders -- from other neighbouring -----------

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    What is the meaning of 'Make in India'

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  • parvez, ixe/dxb

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    meaning : ULLU BANAYA BADA MAZA AYA

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    It's very simple, IMPORT FROM OUTSIDE COUNTRIES AND MAKE BUSINESS IN INDIA. That's all.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Dear GRPrabhuji, Please see data. Ignorance is bliss, but blatant ignorance should be punished. Do you really think that DK realistically can satisfy Supari demand of Pan Masala addicts in North India, Pakistan and Bangladesh? India has been importing Supari from wherever it grows since decades. Poor thing, Bhutan is a late entrant. Please inform yourself before you make comment superficial that it was thought way over the hat.

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Live and let live, we should support the farmers of small neighboring countries. This is masterstroke by chaiwala to beat china in Bhutan.

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  • parvez, ix

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    DESI KO MARNE KE LIYE BAHAR SE SUPARI LIYA .......

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Supari bhi li aur desiyon ko Chuna bhi laga diya. Chuna lagaane mein BJP se zyada expert kaun ho sakta hai ? 🤣🤣🤣

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    This is the fallout of globalization in general... We have to brace for additional competition... As it is we never talk when the price is sky high and keep pocketing more quietly... There is something called as giving back to the society... These arecanut farmers haven't done much in that direction... Time for introspection brothers...

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  • Anton, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Time and again its proved that BJP wants coastal people only for Votes. This is just one more example.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    good to hear this decision of chaiwala and company...our UP bihar area of DK will know that all is not gold that glitters.

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