Rumours on alleged ill-effects of areca hurt small, marginal farmers: Growers’ body

The All India Areca Growers’ Affiliation (AIAGA) has explained repeated rumours on the alleged sick-outcomes of arecanut on human wellbeing effect growers with smaller and marginal land holdings. It has urged the Central and Condition governments to acquire ways to quell these rumours and initiate measures to provide stability to the market place.

AIAGA Secretary Mahesh Puchheppady informed BusinessLine that a modern affiliation assembly urged the governments to acquire ways to deal with these rumours. Stating that a vast majority of arecanut growers are farmers with smaller and marginal holdings, he explained these rumours deliver down the value of the commodity considerably.

In the earlier, some these incidents have had selling prices crashing by practically ₹30 a kg, he observed. Such market place volatility is not good for smaller farmers for whom arecanut is the primary source of cash flow.

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