'Open copra purchase centres at Kadur, C'magalur from May 13'

District Task Force meeting was held under presidentship of DC on Thursday to discuss the issue of opening copra and areca purchase centres under the scheme.

Addressing the meeting, the DC said that as per the support price announced by the Government, copra can be bought from growers by providing support price of Rs 4,700 per quintal. Go-down facilities, staff and other facilities will be provided to the purchase centre at the earliest, he said and added that the copra will be purchased after quality check and the money for the purchase copra will be paid to the farmers through cheque.
He said that as far as areca purchase is concerned, the centres opened by Mamcos at

Tarikere, Birur, Koppa and Sringeri will be extended till June 30. He said that FAQ quality areca will be purchased only from the growers at a cost of Rs 7,500.

Food and Civil Supplies Deputy Director Annapurnamma, Horticulture Department Deputy Director Shakeel Ahmed, Karnataka State Co-operative Marketing Board Branch Manager A P Shivkumar and others were present.

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