Arecanut may get Rs 75 support price: Minister

Research on to contain yellow leaf disease affecting arecanut


Addressing a press meet here on Saturday, he said support price is announced by the Centre. The Centre has already announced support price of Rs 69 for arecanut. “We will urge the Centre to announce support price as per the demands of the growers.

However, the growers are demanding support price of Rs 80 to Rs 85. The support price will be announced when the market price is low. Support price helps in stabilising the market price, so that the price does not fall further. To a query on yellow leaf disease affecting arecanut, Katti said the research is being undertaken at research centre in Sringeri.

Jail devt

Stating that the government has no plans to use mobile jammers in prisons, he said: “If we use mobile jammers, we are admitting the fact that mobiles are used frequently in jails. However, if mobiles are found in prison, then we will take action,” he added.
“Bangalore jail will be expanded. We require 40 acres of land for the expansion of the jail. We need to acquire 19 acres from private persons,” he informed.

Owing to the threat from Naxals, goondas and terrorists, the State government has decided to use videoconferencing facilities in seven central jails to carry out the trial.
Katti said horticulture crops are grown in 98,330 hectare land in Dakshina Kannada district.

Comments (+)