Government to hike support price for arecanut crop

HEARING THEIR WOES: CM B S Yeddyurappa, Home Minister V S Acharya, Ministers Krishna Palemar and Umesh Katti attending a meeting with arecanut farmers at Vidhana Soudha, in Bangalore on Thursday. DH PHOTO

The price of the arecanut is crashing, while the cost of cultivation is going up steadily. As a result, arecanut farmers, especially in Dakshina Kannada and Malnad region, are in bad condition, he explained.  Shetty was speaking to reporters after holding a meeting with the CM. Shetty had led a delegation of arecanut growers to the CM. He also said the CM may announce increase in minimum price in the Legislature session.

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